Nissan Altima - Car only starts in neutral

Nissan Altima 2.5 S, year 2005 with original miles of 47,000. Car will not start in park. It only starts in neutral. Anyone know what the problem is?

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2 answers

  • The problem is with the neutral safety switch. This video will show you how to test:

    Note that the switch may not have failed but only needs an adjustment. If the switch is bad, replacement part is $77. Easy job to DIY, but if you're having it done it should not be more than an hour's labor.

  • The problem is definitely the neutral safety switch,

    If you go to a repair shop it could cost upwards of $170 but if you're the DIY kinda person like me then its only the cost of the part which for your car should only be about $50-$70.

    I read a really good article that monster transmission posted the facebook

    Monster goes over the whole DIY Neutral safety Switch Replacement Process, how to test it, symptoms of a failing one and a lot more.

    Hope this helps! :)

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