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Q: If the neutral safety switch goes out could the truck be started by arcing of the selonoid?

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No click, no start, new starter, new battery but can start if climb under truck and arc it off.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The neutral safety switch on the transmissi...

The neutral safety switch on the transmission or the ignition switch may be the cause of the no crank condition. There is a starter relay in a junction box under the left side of the dash. This relay will send power down to the starter solenoid from the ignition switch.

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