My son has a 94 Escort which is having some starting issues. On occasion when he’s been out and about it won’t start. He’s checked under the hood, then tries it again, and it usually starts right up.
However, today the issue has changed. It wouldn’t start until he put the car in N. From research, this sounds like a neutral sensor.
But to put a little twist in, sometimes it will start in P, but at times it will chug until he puts it in gear, where it runs fine. Could that be another symptom of the neutral sensor, or does it sound like two different issues.
I tried it when he got home and noticed the chugging on starting in P, and fine starting when in N.
No CEL or other warning lights. This happens with warm re-starts. It had new plugs and wires put in about a year ago.