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Old 05-11-2019, 08:24 PM
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460 starting problem linked to shifting linkage????

Recently I ran into a problem of my truck not starting from park. My shifter is a bit sloppy on the column and have noticed that I have to push it firmly into park. The truck wont start from the ignition, but will start if I put the key in the start position and then spark the solenoid with a screw driver. I have read that it might be related to the Safety Neutral Switch which is located on the tranny (I believe). Any suggestions or troubleshooting anyone knows about that I can do? Truck runs amazing once it is started.
 
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Check the two Torx screws at the bottom of the steering column. Well known to come loose and cause your issue.


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Recently I ran into a problem of my truck not starting from park. My shifter is a bit sloppy on the column and have noticed that I have to push it firmly into park. The truck wont start from the ignition, but will start if I put the key in the start position and then spark the solenoid with a screw driver. I have read that it might be related to the Safety Neutral Switch which is located on the tranny (I believe). Any suggestions or troubleshooting anyone knows about that I can do? Truck runs amazing once it is started.
It depends on the year of your truck ? It could be on the trans but it could be inside the cab too.
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:57 PM
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I have a 1996 F250. I haven’t yet looked at the column. But I will check that soon. I replaced the safety neutral switch and seen that there was some adjustment on the linkage that I am going to adjust. I can tell that the position of the safety neutral switch is very important and that has a lot to do with it.
 

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