why does my eclipse gts only start in neutral and it wont move in drive or reverse?


Asked by Apr 30, 2015 at 05:44 PM about the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car only starts in neutral and wont move in drive or reverse, but when shifter is in drive or reverse the neutral light on dash blinks on and off..also when in drive and reverse the motor revs up. when pulled back into neutral you can feel it shift and idles down.

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The light blinking is telling you there is and issue with the transmission,go have it scanned to let you no what the problem is,may just be a sensor problem.

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Was wondering, could a bad neutral safety switch cause any of this?

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The neutral switch will cause a cranking issue,but doe,s not have any thing to do with the tranny not going in to gear.

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mine is a 2007 eclipse spyder and it goes in revers just fine but when I put it into drive it don't want to go and when it goes its super slow when the car gets going it shifts hard and the D (drive) stars flashing and its like its stuck in 3rd because when I put it in the manual option 3 is blinking it will go to 1st and 2nd but not past 3rd but when I get going its fine I just bought this car alittle over a month ago and my first payment is coming up this month and it sucks cause im scared its going to be something major

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