2006 Chrysler 300c won't start

Asked by May 20, 2017 at 10:55 PM about the 2006 Chrysler 300 C

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I go to start the car the key turns but the
starter doesn't engage; but if I cycle through the
gears to drive and try to start it in neutral it starts.
It's not the crankshaft position sensor, I have
changed that. It's an intermittent issue that has at
times left me stranded for 20 minutes or more on
multiple occasions. Here's the kicker, if I try to start
it and it won't, I attempt to start the vehicle in
drive(trying to reset any faults) then switch to
neutral or park and it will eventually start with
multiple attempts of cycling the transmission.
What would cause this? Have already tried
dealership with no success

3 Answers

Also, it's not a firing problem, the car turns over for half a second. Starter engages and engine turns over maybe 1/2 of a full rotation of the flywheel but then I have to do the please please please cycle correctly to start. Almost like my car needs a password to start.

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Sure sounds like a gear selector switch going haywire, have you checked it? It might just be loose or the conn tcorrosion is damaged. The problem with dealers is if it isn't setting a code or physically damaged they don't want to spend the time looking for an intermittent problem. I would find a shop in your area that has good reviews and take it too them.

Thanks for that, will have it looked into.

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