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Old 03-03-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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Crank but won't start - CPS or...

Car cranked over and over but wouldn't start this morning. I scanned through various forums, the consensus seems to be the CPS.

I washed the car over the weekend, cleaned the air-filter, and added 1/2 a quart of oil. Thinking I knocked something loose, I double checked all the vacuum lines and all electrical connectors. Everything was seated properly.

Cycled through the gears after my 5th attempt of cranking, put it back into reverse and cranked once more. Much to my surprise the car started right up...

Is there such thing as a reverse sensor and could that have been the reason why it didn't start initially? Perhaps the car didn't recognize it was in reverse?

*Edit - Car is a 5-Speed, '01 Aero w/193,XXX

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Old 03-03-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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Yes the Neutral Safety Switch (NSS) is sensitive to water and should be covered if you wash under the hood. Its under/near the battery up front on an Auto transmission.
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Yes the Neutral Safety Switch (NSS) is sensitive to water and should be covered if you wash under the hood. Its under/near the battery up front on an Auto transmission.
Sounds spot on. I rinsed the engine bay when I washed the car and most likely got the NSS wet. Thanks for the info!
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