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Well, my '71 won't start in park at all, and occasionally it won't start in Neutral either. I checked the little switch in the tranny, and it reads open in park, and shorted in neutral, so I'm assuming the switch is bad. But when I bought the car, the guy that I got it from said he thought it was because he had replaced the ignition. Could this possibly be the problem, or do I just need a new switch? And where can I go to find a new one? Any help would be great.

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The shift linkage is probably the problem but, for the price of a new switch (less than $10) while you have the car in the air go ahead and change it out. This is a simple switch, it is either open or shut so check the linkage no matter what.

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I finally had some more time time to play with it a little, and the switch seems fine now that I played with the shift linkage a little bit. But it still won't start in park. It starts in Neutral most of the time, but I have to push the key in pretty hard, and sometimes it just won't start at all, so I ordered a new switch to put in. My new problem is that I can't figure out how to get the old switch out. I took the steering wheel off and got it taken apart down the turn signals, but I can't get to the switch itself. My Hayne's said that there should be a lever to hold down, and the switch should slide right out, but I haven't been able to find it. Anybody got any ideas?

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If the nuetral safety switch works in one position and not another, then the linkage needs adjusting. It is very UNLIKELY to be a bad switch.

I'm not sure about getting the ignition switch out of your car, but on my 79 Power Wagon you have to remove the steering wheel lock lever.



 
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