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Old 05-15-2012, 12:00 AM   #11
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How did you come to this conclusion?

Originally Posted by wrxeffex View Post
...Cause the stick was clearly in P but the neutral terminal on the solenoid was still engaging preventing the car from starting. It's actually a safety thing on the starter...
Usually the problem lies in the Neutral Safety Switch, but that doesn't usually let the ignition get to the point of trying the starter (thus no clicking, just dead silent).

The second problem, where the shifter won't move out of "P" usually denotes a brake sensor issue. The brakes need to be fully depressed to move from "P" into "R" and if you are pushing the brake and it won't budge usually that means that the brake position sensor is going out. Sometimes you can get lucky and pump the brakes and it will work, but usually this means a new brake position sensor.
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