So I took my Jeep to the dealer a few weeks ago because of an ongoing problem I've been having with my Jeep. I've been having a problem getting the engine to start. I turn the key, nothing, not even a crank.
First I thought it might be a battery, replaced it with a red top optima. Didn't help.
Next I thought, it must be the starter, replaced that TWICE, nope.
At this point I gave up and took it to the dealer, got a diagnosis of a neutral safety switch. -- $895 TO REPLACE!! Didn't let them fix it.
Next I thought it could be the ignition switch, tested it...not it!
Now my Jeep is in the body shop because of an accident. I called that dealer back and argued with them that it can't be a neutral safety switch, because it doesn't have one. They told be it is not a NSS, but a solenoid inside the transmission. I said fine and hung up the phone. I looked in my FSM and found a Transmission Range Sensor that is part of the Transmission Solenoid. I called up another dealer, they said the part is $384. My FSM says its under the valve body. I'm not very comfortable taking apart my transmission, so they transferred me over to the service department. I'm waiting for them to call back with a quote. I have a feeling this might cost me $$$$!!
Question is has anyone here need to replace this part and is it hard? Should I let the dealer do it? Should I try doing it? Should I take it to a local transmission shop?
I'm still questioning that it could be this part.
Forgot to mention that I have a P1698 code. It came on after I pulled one of the fuses/relays in the PDC under the hood.