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Will a bad inertia switch cause a no start - Cars & Trucks


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My daughtr's scar won't start. We have eliminated the following causes: battery, alternator, starter, ignition switch. This is an intermittant problem. Key turns but car does not crank. Accessories work. Without touching anything, car will start on 2nd or 3rd try as if nothing was ever wrong. This happens on level ground as well as on hills, in all kinds of fair and bad weather. Could this intermittant problem be caused by a bad neutral safety switch? I have also noticed that once the car starts


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Could a bad neutral safety switch cause my car not to start


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