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92 Subaru wagon legacy ls 2.2gas. Sometimes it starts in any…

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92 Subaru wagon legacy ls 2.2gas. Sometimes it starts in any gear setting and other times it will not turnover. I jiggle the gear ship and it will start in any gear and then other times nothing. Took it to a mechanic and he hot wired and it would start and now it won't start at at all. He states it is the Inhibitor switch onthe transmission/nuteral

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?

200k miles..I need to step on the brake as I turn on the key switch

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Legacy yourself? What have you tried so far?

I haven't done anything..had a master tech cjheck it out...he hot wired it and said it needed one of the parts I noted in the above notes,,

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Subaru Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago
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Subaru Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 29 days ago

Hello there,

Certainly sounds like an auto inhibitor switch faulty.

Could be just adjustment, but i would replace the switch.

Gary

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Subaru Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 26 days ago

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

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