Car starting


#1

March 24, 2008



Dear Tom and Ray





I am a lady of 71 years old. I have a 93 Nissan Altama. When I go to start it sometimes it will start the first time and sometimes it doesn?t. If I put it in neutral it will start. I have spent so much money on this car I can?t afford another car. What do you think is wrong?



Sincerely Cathleen Brown


#2

If the car fails to start in park, but will start in neutral, the problem is usually something called the neutral safety switch. That is a safety device that keeps you from starting in gear. A good independent repair shop can replace it pretty easily. It shouldn’t cost more than a couple of $100.