car will not start and gear shift levet will not move. After ~15 min lever will move and car will start in neutral


Asked by Apr 06, 2013 at 06:40 PM about the 1999 Honda Odyssey 4 Dr EX Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car will start when cold. After driving for a short time and turning off the car it will not restart and the shift lever is
stuck in park. After sitting 15-20 min the shift lever becomes movable and the car will start in neutral. Lately the
engine will do this while driving, the engine just shuts off, but will start again as described above. Last Summer we
had the engine replaced with a rebuilt one (engine bearing failed) and the rebuild has ~15K miles on it.

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By now you ought to be on your third car battery....check the voltage and perform a load test (if so equipped) but basically if more than five years old is the source of you disappointment~ ....also clean off the ground lug leading to the chassis/frame and to the engine, and wirebrush the terminals to assure the delivery of a solid 300 amps cold cranking power!

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