On vehicles equipped with an automatic transaxle, a neutral safety switch is mounted on the rear side of the transaxle bell housing to prevent starting the vehicle unless the shifter is in NEUTRAL or PARK . If the switch is suspected, check it as follows:
- Detach the electrical connector from the neutral safety switch that contains only 2-pins. These should be terminals A and B .
- With the transaxle in REVERSE , 3RD or 2ND , measure the resistance of the switch across terminals A and B ; the circuit should be open (infinite resistance).
With the transaxle in
, the resistance across the two switch terminals should be less than 2 ohms.