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Old 10-02-2003, 10:46 PM
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Unhappy starter doesnt work did search. help?

hello all

I need some help. I justdid anengine swap on my300td. but now the starter wont engage I jumped the small wire to the positive witch caused the starter to engage. so heres my question. thisd points to the nuetral safty switch. how do I fix this ,could there be an alinment problem with the switch. My back up lights also do not work the car is a 300td turbo diesel 1984 .
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Old 10-02-2003, 10:58 PM
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Loosen the two bolts holding the neutral start switch to the transmission and turn the switch until the starter and reverse lights work.

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Old 10-02-2003, 11:02 PM
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Thank you I willtry this in am

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Old 10-02-2003, 11:03 PM
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Hi there,
Also, make sure the cable is plugged into the switch! This could have been overlooked, and would cause both of your symptoms.

Good luck!

Richard Wooldridge
'82 300D/4.3L V6
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Old 10-03-2003, 11:06 PM
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Fixed thanks guys
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