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wind1

wind1 10/15/2012

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 4 Cyl 2.4L

Preventive Maintenance

Shifter stuck in park , won't start

car has 51,000 miles this is the second time this happened first time was able to get car out of park after shaking the shifter back an forth but this time pulled in drive way brake became very hard shifted to park and it was stuck after much work finally got the shift button to realease, a mechanic told me to drop it into neurtal and back to park and it will start . Will not start turn key and nothing I have lights horn everything but not a sound when trying to start it.i was told it is likely the neutral safety switch but have not be able to find it in parts what is it located in parts engine? tranmission ? or what can you please help me need a parts # and not even sure this is the problem tyvm

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CVO

CVO 10/15/2012

See this Stoplight Switch
For your 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L SFI DOHC 4cyl
http://www.autozone.com/.../N-jtv89Z9cias

Stoplight switch directs current to the stop lights, cruise control, and shift interlock to turn them on or off
When not replaced, stop lights will run continually or not function, potentially causing premature bulb failure, safety issues and/or the transmission will not shift out of park

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CVO

wind1 10/16/2012

thank you for your feed back i will it out and let you know what I find out tyvm

CVO

wind1 10/18/2012

ok here's the deal stop lights work but my back up lights do not its is out of park but when turning the ignition on there is absolutely nothing

JustAGirl

JustAGirl 10/16/2012

Try starting in Neutral. Check to make sure you have brake lights when applying the brakes (brake switch could be failed) This is Chryslers listed part number #4659676AC for the neutral safety switch, sometimes called a range switch. It would be listed under transmission sensors.

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JustAGirl

wind1 10/16/2012

still won't start in neutral i will ck the brake light tyvm for your feedback wll also let you know how it comes out

JustAGirl

wind1 10/18/2012

ok here's the deal stop lights work but my back up lights do not its is out of park but when turning the ignition on there is absolutely nothing

JustAGirl

CVO 10/18/2012

Follow Mrs JustAGirl to a letter.It's a problem with the neutral safety swtich...See this link

http://www.rockauto.com/.../...936,parttype,4584

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