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How do I replace the neutral safety switch on my 2004 Dodge

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How do I replace the neutral safety switch on my 2004 Dodge Neon?

Standard or automatic transmission?

 

Thanks,

 

JB

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Automatic

On this model it is called a range sensor and is located inside the transmission. I will attach the information. If you still need help just reply, if not click ACCEPT when we asre done.

 

Thanks,

 

JB

 

REMOVAL

  1. Remove valve body assembly from transaxle. (see below)
  2. Remove Transmission Range Sensor retaining screw (3)(Remove Transmission Range Sensor) and remove sensor (1) from valve body.
  3. Remove TRS (1) from manual shaft.

VALVE BODY

  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove air cleaner/throttle body assembly.
  3. Disconnect gearshift cable from manual valve lever.
  4. Remove manual valve lever from manual shaft.
  5. Disconnect transmission range sensor (TRS).
  6. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  7. Remove oil pan bolts
  8. Remove oil pan
  9. Remove oil filter .
  10. Remove the valve body-to-transaxle case bolts

    NOTE: To ease removal of the valve body, turn the manual valve lever fully clockwise to low or first gear.

  11. Remove park rod rollers from guide bracket and remove valve body from transaxle

1 - VALVE BODY ATTACHING BOLTS (18)
2 - VALVE BODY

 

1 - PARK SPRAG ROLLERS
2 - SCREWDRIVER
3 - PARK SPRAG GUIDE BRACKET

1 - TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR
2 - MANUAL VALVE CONTROL PIN
3 - RETAINING SCREW

 

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Well let me see if I'm even asking the right question. I'm going to accept your answer regardless. Whats happening is, I'll go to start the car and it won't crank over at all. I have full power, can use the lights, radio put the power windows up with no problem. However, If I put it neutral and use some force to put the car into park, it will start. Your thoughts?

Yes your on the right track. The linkage is adjustable so try first before replacing.

 

Thanks,

 

JB

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