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Old 10-03-2013, 23:28   #1 (permalink)
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confused Neutral Safety Switch???

hi, ok so today i decided to dig into my steering column like a dummy. Only because my shift lever (automatic tran) doesn't go all the way up into park, so i thought maybe there was an adjusting screw or something in the steering column where it connects to. Well when i took out these 2 bolt that go directly in the sides of the steering column my steering wheel then became loose so i finally figured out there was no adjusting screw for the shift lever, and started to put everything back together when i discovered, now my key turns over but wont start my truck all the lights in the instrument cluster come on, but no start, i dont have any blown fuses or anything... so i have no idea where to go from here, i made sure nothing came disconnected.... What do i do now?? Please help if anyone came into this same predicament. Thanks.

ps: i was wold it maybe the neutral safety switch, could it be?
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Neutral Safety Switch???

Hey, I am not an expert, but I am pretty sure the Neutral Safety Switch is on the trans housing. I don't think you ruined that. My Guess (note the word guess) is that the ignition lock cylinder is out of whack (meaning that when it is twisted, it does not contact what makes the truck crank.) Maybe a harness came unplugged, that is another possibility....Wish I could be of more help, but I am almost sure the NSS is good.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:50   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Neutral Safety Switch???

Also, the neutral safety switch wouldn't allow the engine to turn over. I'd suggest disconnecting the cable between the steering column and the transmission (put the e-brake on first or chuck the wheels), putting the transmission in park by hand, then trying to turn it over and see what happens.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:18   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Neutral Safety Switch???

Well, without knowing what TWO BOLTS you have removed, this is purely a guess. I think you may have unbolted the ignition switch (not to be confused with the ignition lock) I know this doesn't really make sense on the loose steering wheel, but I am unclear as to what the loose steering wheel means exactly.
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