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Old 02-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have tried searching, but I am not using the right combination apparently. My auto restart sometimes does not. If I row the stick a couple of times 2nd back to 1st it will usually restart, but a bit disconcerting in traffic.

I am guessing there is a switch under the car near the transmission tunnel that tells the computer the car is back in gear. Can someone either point in the right direction for a search or locate what I am guessing is a switch or relay?

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Your vehicle should restart all the time by just touching the throttle. (If it is in autostop) That should be done with the clutch in of course.
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Mine does the same thing. It's annoying. There are two sensors (~$15 each on HPN) on the transmission housing that monitor shifter movements (1) fore and aft, and (2) side to side. If I rock my shifter side to side then it will restart. I suspect on the those sensors are going out, but I haven't had time to troubleshoot it yet.

To busy with other peoples cars

EDIT: I have found that is I rock the shifter side to side while stopped, before trying to restart, then when I do go into first and release the brake the car will consistently start up
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Your vehicle should restart all the time by just touching the throttle. (If it is in autostop) That should be done with the clutch in of course.
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That does not work for me. It causes an awkward inertia moment as I lean foreword and press the throttle expecting the car to go and it does nothing hahah
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Mine does the same thing. It's annoying. There are two sensors (~$15 each on HPN) on the transmission housing that monitor shifter movements (1) fore and aft, and (2) side to side. If I rock my shifter side to side then it will restart. I suspect on the those sensors are going out, but I haven't had time to troubleshoot it yet.

To busy with other peoples cars

EDIT: I have found that is I rock the shifter side to side while stopped, before trying to restart, then when I do go into first and release the brake the car will consistently start up
Very helpful, thanks. I will try the side to side trick, but at least now I know where to look for the sensors. I am guessing one is either out of adjustment or perhaps simply a bad connection.

I will try Willie's suggestion of tapping the gas as a backup until I get it sorted. Thanks again guys.

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Mine does the same thing. It's annoying. There are two sensors (~$15 each on HPN) on the transmission housing that monitor shifter movements (1) fore and aft, and (2) side to side. If I rock my shifter side to side then it will restart. I suspect on the those sensors are going out, but I haven't had time to troubleshoot it yet.

To busy with other peoples cars

EDIT: I have found that is I rock the shifter side to side while stopped, before trying to restart, then when I do go into first and release the brake the car will consistently start up
So it sounds like your car doesn't detect that you moved the shifter into neutral until you rock it side to side?
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I had similar problems. I found that I was not always pushing the clutch all the way to the floor.
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So it sounds like your car doesn't detect that you moved the shifter into neutral until you rock it side to side?
No, actually the opposite. I get auto STOP fine, but when I move the stick to 1st, it doesn't see that move, so I don't get the auto START. So it would seem one of the sensors may be a little out of adjustment. A little frustrating in traffic with a bunch of eager beavers lined up behind you!!

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No, you can go into auto-stop in gear as long as your foot is on the clutch. Then you have to move OUT of gear (into neutral) and back in before it will auto-start. If the car still thinks you're in gear, it will not start.


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No, actually the opposite. I get auto STOP fine, but when I move the stick to 1st, it doesn't see that move, so I don't get the auto START. So it would seem one of the sensors may be a little out of adjustment. A little frustrating in traffic with a bunch of eager beavers lined up behind you!!

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