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wont start in park?

Discussion in 'Gearboxes and drivetrain' started by ButterFingers, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    Today I experienced a transient moment , parked the car in the shed ,turned off the ignition , but discovered that I was too far to one side, so turned the starter key and nothing.
    Tried several times and nothing.
    Opened the boot and cleaned the battery posts, tried again and nothing.
    A moment of brilliance over came my impending gloom and doom, try neutral............
    Volar-aa, it started, turned it off , moved to park , and turned the key, and guess what, it started.
    It has never done this before.
    What is wrong with the old girl?
    Peter
     
  2. roverp480

    roverp480 Member

    Dirty contact on the gear inhibiter or the lever is getting stiff and not making full travel. Is it still moving easily between positions, or is anything restricting movement into park and not allowing full travel.
     
  3. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    it still moves easily between positions, so is it a case of moving the inhibitor switch just a very small movement to make it respond to the park position?
    Peter
     
  4. roverp480

    roverp480 Member

    This is out of my 2000/2200 WS Manual
    park 001.jpg
     
  5. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    Hi there,
    thank you for the information, is it the same for a BW65, my unit?
    Peter
     
  6. roverp480

    roverp480 Member

    Just states Model 35 Transmission in the Manual which I assume is BW35
     
  7. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    No, the BW65 switch isn't adjustable, all you can do is adjust the selector cable.
     
  8. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Active Member

    hi there,
    my manual only covers the BW35 so reasoned that some adjustment was possible at the selector cable.
    measured the existing very carefully and adjusted to +1 mill more in length, now starts in park and then checked that it did not start in any other position , other than park and neutral.
    Job done, thank you harveyp6 for the tip.. and others for advice ..
    Peter
     

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