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Old 25 Dec 2012, 06:20 pm
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Well here I am again....no knocking but my car wouldn't start....tow truck driver said my battery is good but it won't shift right. I noticed the last 3 days it was hard to shift. He finally got it to start in neutral but it went to the dealer as I couldn't get it started.
Boy I make a mess explaining things here. Remember that smell I was getting with the knocking sound. Maybe this has something to do with it.
The good news is I have extra warranty untill Dec 2014.
Any ideas? thanks jinky
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Old 25 Dec 2012, 08:50 pm
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Well here I am again....no knocking but my car wouldn't start....tow truck driver said my battery is good but it won't shift right. I noticed the last 3 days it was hard to shift. He finally got it to start in neutral but it went to the dealer as I couldn't get it started.
Boy I make a mess explaining things here. Remember that smell I was getting with the knocking sound. Maybe this has something to do with it.
The good news is I have extra warranty untill Dec 2014.
Any ideas? thanks jinky
Transmission linkage could be shot. Is it a standard or auto stick, A standard will start in any gear, a auto will only start in N or P. Thats it lol if its a autostick and the linkage isnt telling the PCM that its in park, shes not gonna start.
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Old 27 Dec 2012, 03:37 pm
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They took the shifter apart and greased it good. Works now. Cost $ 70.00 for 1/2 hour labour and grease. Said it was from sitting. I know I only got 24,500km on it and it is 2007 but I drive it about 3 times a week. I've had other cars and they didn't do that.
Thank God I have extra warranty for 2 more yrs. Did you see the picture of my pink stripe for breast cancer? Put it somewhere on the site but I don't know where. Thanks for this site.
Snowing here in Nova Scotia.......jinky
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Old 28 Dec 2012, 12:23 pm
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Has anyone else had this done? Have you heard about greasing the gear shifter or box whatever it is called. My husband passed away 2012 so I have noone to ask. Never did it on any other car. jinky
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Old 28 Dec 2012, 12:43 pm
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i might have missed it but is it a stick or a auto??

i can see the stick needing to be cleaned and greesed
but not really from sitting if you drive it that much
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Old 28 Dec 2012, 04:41 pm
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auto....never heard of this before....thanks.....jinky
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Old 28 Dec 2012, 05:09 pm
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As i said it can be a common issue with auto's . The transmission computer sends a signal to the engine computer to let it know when its in N or P. If its not it cutts off the entire electrical to the starting system so you dont start in Drive and just take off, its a safety feature and after a while the shifter linkage can stick, which fools both computers into thinking its not in park, ergo no start :-)
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