car will not start sometimes, why? Seems related to how it senses it is in park or neutral.

Asked by Nov 26, 2015 at 02:29 PM about the 2000 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have to reposition the gear shift in my 2000 corolla excessively in order to
start my car. Push shift up and back and forth while depressing shift release
button.

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I take it you mean it wont crank/start, sounds like your starter safety neutral switch is acting up, next time put your car in neutral and try to start it.

I was told it was the transmission cable which apparently a real pain and expensive to replace. Car also uses lots of oil but I see no leaks or burning. Will an additive help the oil and is there a cheap trick to the starting problem?

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