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Old 12-11-2003, 11:56 AM
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radiator and starting probs 87- 300E

The large hose to the driver's side side tank on my radiator was loose today. I pushed the hose on and tightened it some. Does the plastic fail with time? Better to get new tank or rebuild? Tank likely fairly old- I think it has been replaced 9 yrs and 190K miles ago(321K miles now.)

Also I have had failure to start after work 2 days in a row. Lights are bright but no crank. I wiggle the trans, put the key in and out, invoke the gods and then the engine cranks after several maneuvers. In the morning there is no problem. Is there a way to check the neutral safety switch with episodic problems?

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Old 12-11-2003, 12:05 PM
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If it does not do anything in P, move the lever to N. If it starts, your neutral switch has gone south.
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Old 12-12-2003, 10:37 AM
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how to fix

The problem has occurred 2 more times. I did nothing more than move the trans to N both times and it started right away. How easy is it to fix? DIY? Part price?
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Old 12-12-2003, 10:39 AM
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Will the problem get worse or can I just move the trans to N? If the fix is hard can I wait a month until the next tech session?
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