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Kia Sephia: My 2000 kia sephia LS will not go into gearCode

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My 2000 kia sephia LS will not go into gear
Code P1500 Replaced the nutral safety switch
Also code P1693
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
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The P1693 wouldn't be related. This sets when the engine controller determines that the engine light circuit is open. This could be a wiring issue or burnt out engine light bulb.
The P1500 is most likely related to the trans not engaging. This sets when there is no transmission output speed sensor signal but it knows you're in gear and it's seeing transmission input speed. You most likely have a hydraulic or mechanical failure in the transmission.
With the trans in park are you able to push the car or do you feel a hard mechanical lock?
Have you checked the fluid level?