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Electrical Post of Desperation
Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:29 PM
Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:39 PM
Checked all of the fuses under the hood? Even the giant ones? Checked the fusible link? Checked fuses in the dash?
Does anything else not work? Lights, windows, lighter sockets, etc.?
Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:17 PM
Auto or Manual?
Do you have Spark?
Will it start if you put a little gas in the Intake?
Is the crank turning or just the starter? (did they put the flex plate bolts in?
Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:31 AM
By stating that it won't shift out of park implies that its an automatic.
I can crank the starter over with a remotes witch hooked directly to the starter. This is within the ignition, it drops out on crank position. It ran before we disconnected the battery to replace transmission. I am inclined to believe it has to do wight the alarm system.
Yes the flex plates bolts are in.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:19 AM
I don't think the problem has anything to do with the alarm system. Inclined to believe part of the wiring harness still unplugged or some connection appears connected but in fact is not.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:36 AM
Was the replacement transmission also a '96?
I would tend to agree with John in KY.
I am still working my way out of the '80s as far as cars are concerned but the first place I would look after the appropriate fuses is the neutral safety switch. If I recall correctly, there were subtle changes in the wire color coding and attachment orientation of the neutral safety switch between some of the years, and it could be hooked up with the incorrect wires going to the contacts on the trans. I could totally be mis-remembering that, but I think it's a good place to check anyway.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:17 AM
Fuses and have seen the shift lock box loose the solder conection on the high load side of relay is inside the shift interlock box a quwick resolder fixs it then you can get gears. The no start check for pinched crank senser wires or broken conector at back of bell
Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:27 AM
So it starts in position "R"
I had to transfer the selector module from the old one on to the new one. Because the one the came on the new trans had the connector on the module itself, VS the old style is hard wired on to the module and the wire connector goes up to the top by the bell hosing/dog bone area, and then connects.
I noticed there were some adjustment screw to where I could "clock" it one way or another, and still noithing. it still has to be in "R" to start.
Which tells me the cable/shift positions are off.
Thanks for your help thus far.
Edited by Mugs, 11 June 2014 - 09:37 AM.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:10 AM
Make sure the detent pin/notch in the switch is lined up properly with the selector shaft on the trans. Then install the switch.
Move the selector in the car all the way to the park position. Adjust the cable sheath at the transmission.
If there were parts different for the selector switch, make sure the bracket that the cable mounts to is the same as the old one.
Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:16 PM
FT4Me thats exactly what I did, and it is now fixed. Took me awhile to figure it out. I guess I should have checked back here first, I could have gotten it done 2 hours earlier. But I was in the zone.
It was the mechanical linkage on the shift cable that needed to be adjusted. Did that and problem is solved.
What a relief.
Thanks for all the help.
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