My van doesn't start when it's on parking. When i do start it the emergency break light comes out without the emergency break being touched. And then the ABS light comes out as well. Whats causing this and how can i fix it?

Maria De La Cruz

Asked by May 21, 2013 at 12:50 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Astro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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John Saffrahn

The red brake light isn't just part of the emergency brake system. Get the codes read at a shop. Local parts stores won't have the scanner to read the abs/brake codes.

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Maria De La Cruz

I got it read and it came out to be the transmission component slipping. Just today it wouldn't start on parking.. I had to put the key in and put it on N so it can start.

John Saffrahn

Sounds like your PRNDL switch it's bad. It's commonly pronounced prindle. It stands for Park Reverse Neutral Drive Low. Have you checked your trans fluid?

John Saffrahn

Is bad not it's....stupid auto fill

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Maria De La Cruz

Yes i checked it and it's good. At auto zone they said it might be the trans fluid but i already check it. I don't have the money to take it to a mechanic.. And I've had real bad experience with many of them. But I'm going to get that switch check first thing tomorrow morning. Thanks a lot for your help.

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