duchess/chevy chevette- will only start in park Home › Forums › General Discussion › duchess/chevy chevette- will only start in park This topic contains 5 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by scubasteve 5 months, 3 weeks ago. Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Author Posts August 25, 2017 at 2:10 pm #303945 oldmanrocksParticipant @oldmanrocks I was given a classic roadster duchess/ work in progress project car. Its on a 85 chevette chassis. The car will only start in neutral not in park. Any Ideas? Also have been trying to remove the gear shift knob to replace but it will not budge… Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks. August 25, 2017 at 8:15 pm #303954 billnpartsParticipant @billnparts Well, an automatic is unique. Make sure the shifter is adjusted correctly and the circuit is complete while in the park position. If that’s the case than the neutral safety switch would be suspect. Bill Ascheman Fiberfab Ford Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11 Autocross & Hillclimb "Drive Happy" August 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm #303956 ray10Participant @ray10 The gear shift knob is held on by some splines it takes a little force but it will come off . I removed mine and made a wooden handle for it, and the emergency brake ,turn signal . on the neutral safety switch i would check that first. TDREPLICA Map http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48 August 26, 2017 at 7:09 pm #303966 ray10Participant @ray10 here is a picture of the shifter .maybe? TDREPLICA Map http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48 August 26, 2017 at 7:19 pm #303967 ray10Participant @ray10 Ok here is a picture of the shaft without the knob. here is the handle i made for it. here is picture of it together. This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by ray10. This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by ray10. TDREPLICA Map http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=7f9174ad614e43b680deba085b0abf48 August 27, 2017 at 8:13 am #303975 scubasteveParticipant @scubasteve Very nice woodworking. I think,”As much wood as possible.” I made a wood shift lever knob similar to yours, but just haven’t gotten around to putting it on. I guess I think it turned out so well, I’m afraid it’ll break! WOOD IS GOOD! Amor Conquista Todo Author Posts Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.