Can a bad neutral safety switch cause symptoms other than no click, no crank?
I have a 2001 TJ, 4.0, 32RH auto. A few months ago I started having an issue where the CHECK GAUGES light came on while driving. It didn't seem to cause an issue so I continued to my destination. The voltage gauge was wavering more that usual though. Got home and parked the Jeep. Next morning it would not start (no click, no crank) and the dash gauges were all swinging wildly. I thought it might be a dead battery so i charged it but still no go. Had it towed to a garage and they found nothing wrong. It started fine for them.
A few months later, same thing. No click, no crank, dash gauges all swinging wildly. This time I had bumped the shifter before trying to start it so I worked the shifter back and forth a few times and it started. The gauges were all normal again, including the voltage gauge. Last night on the way home I got the CHECK GAUGES light again and the voltage was varying several volts up and down. Got home ok and it would not restart. Worked the shifter a few times and it started normally. Volt meter is rock steady again.
Strange stuff. I'm thinking I should replace the neutral safety switch and see if that cures all the symptoms. Would love to hear opinions.
Kenny in Albuquerque