Very weird problem: 96 Stratus 2.4l

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by VC, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. VC

    VC Guest

    The small green LED square that normally is framing the P on the automatic
    transmission position indicator (when in Park) on the dash was not there. I
    moved the transmission lever into D without starting the motor. Then back to
    the Park position but the square did not illuminate.

    Started the motor then heard a gawd awful starter grinding noise. Went into
    neutral and actually was hearing the starter trying to engage!

    Shut everything off.

    Tried again, noise was there again, went to DRIVE, engine quite. Started it
    up again, in Neutral, managed to get into drive and get home.

    I badly needed to use my car again and soon. I disconnected the battery from
    the car's electrical system for about 5 mins. Reconnected everything and
    seems to be back to normal for now.

    Any ideas as to what happened? is this a lurking problem waiting for a place
    and time to happen again?

    96 Stratus 220,000kms.
    VC, Sep 14, 2003
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