The battery is brand new. I was not thinking straight with the wife wanting to get going and the brutal heat heat index at least 100 F. Removing one of the starter bolts, wire brushing the bolt, oiling, and tightening will usually fix it. That is the click that I believe you hear at times. But the contacts inside the solenoid are corroded and will not pass the high current necessary to power the motor. In other words, a properly functioning neutral safety switch will only allow the engine to crank and start if the shifter lever is in the Park or Neutral position. No one has been able to be find out what the cause is 100%.
Better erase them and see what comes back. The contact also stated that there was a clicking sound when attempting to start the vehicle. Thought it was just me not turning the key far enough to engage the tip-start. Update - after picking up my wife from work this morning she works nights we went and 'rescued' the Journey. It's just above the front motor mount. The transmission range selector, or neutral safety switch, operates like a physical relay at the base of your shifter; treating the gear you are currently using as a determinant for which circuits stay closed and which are open. .
Touch one end of the jumper wire to the larger battery wire terminal at the solenoid. You will need to remove the kickdown lever. The neutral safety switch is mounted to the transmission or transaxle by two or three 10mm or 12mm bolts. The vehicle was not repaired. Inspect the pnp switch and replace if needed. Probably clean the posts while I'm at it. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch may need to be replaced.
I would clear the code. I would advise having a properly equipped shop or dealership confirm the diagnosis first. Installing an auxiliary transmission oil cooler can protect your transmission from overheating and failure. How does one know this? If this 'hard shifting out of Park' problem began after the brake switch replacement, I think that the switch installation may be the cause. Check the back-up lights to see that they are on. The wireless module controls the unlocking feature of the shifter.
Or, for this particular job, driving the front wheels on car ramps is recommended. The third mechanic who said its probably a connector rod didnt even want to deal with it cause he said the 3. What fluid type do you need for your specific transmission? Prolonged driving in autostick mode will cause the trans to get hot and set the code. Make sure the terminal pushes on tightly. Electrical connectors are plastic and can become brittle over time, so be careful not to break the connector when unplugging it from the switch.
Touch the other end to the smaller diameter wire at the solenoid. With the engine off and the key on, put the selector in reverse position. This will require replacement of the connectors if you replace the switch. The failure mileage was 45,000. Dose the cruise control function correctly? So Chrysler code P1797 will not necessarily mean the same as another manufacturer's code P1797. Unfortunately, it is deep inside the transmission requiring the pan dropped and valve body removed to access.
Catching it in the act would help verify that it is the problem or not. Starter appears to be okay. If the engine cranks when the transmission is in gear - the neutral safety switch is not working and must be replaced. The contact stated that the computer was reprogrammed but the failure persisted. Moving the shift lever actuates a mechanical control cable on the transmission valve body.
Here we explain how to release the shifter, the causes, how to repair and the estimated cost. In the lower part of the speedometer housing the P R N D will illuminate. Contrast this with something like a toaster-oven in your house that uses a lot of current, it might use 12 Amps. Had to have the car the next day so ordered the part and put the starter back in. Sometimes had to cycle key 15-20 times to get a start and then it would work fine for many days afterward. I went to Oreilys had her hook up the scanner and I tried this.
Its a code that can come up when driving in autostick mode and not realizing it. . Keeping clean fresh fluid in your transmission is the number one thing you can do to protect the transmission from premature failure. The dealerships could not find why these things are happening. They don't list any new units. Others have separate units for these two distinct functions.