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Experience:  25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.
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Ford Focus: Last few days the car delayed a second when starting.

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Last few days the car delayed a second when starting. Yesterday it did not start but if I put it to neutral it started. I've started the car about six times since yesterday. Twice I had to shift the gears to start. Is it a starter problem. Will this suddenly stop working in a day or do I have a few days to fix.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike V. replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thank you for your question today!
This is usually a problem with the neutral safety switch. It's not sending signal to the computer that the car is in park. I would suggest taking the car in and having it adjusted as soon as you can. This can and very well could leave you stranded.
So, it's not the starter, but it is important!
Please let me know if there is more I can do to help you with this.
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