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Trans is in neutral when not in gear and thus should have no bearing on if it is running or not.
Does applying the park brake have any effect at all on the unit?
Have you inspected the linkage to make sure it is still attached and or has not broken?
When you move the park brake lever and watch under at the brake, do you see anything out of place or loose?
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