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2006 Mazda Tribute. Check engine light came on, code stated the Neutral Safety Switch was bad. I replaced the NSS, but now while driving, the vehicle "searches" for which gear it wants to be in.

2006 Mazda Tribute. Check engine light came on, code stated the Neutral Safety Switch was bad. We replaced the switch, but now while driving, the vehicle "search" for which forward gear it wants to be in. It'll jump from 2nd to 1st, sometimes into neutral, sometimes takes off in 2nd, etc. I'm thinking the NSS was installed in the wrong position, and needs to be adjusted properly. Any advice on how to do this? Or what else the problem might be?

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possible but it can also be a range selecter switch problem. any work done on vehicle lately? pleas respone and i will try my best to help thanks.

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SOURCE: Location of NSS(neutral safety switch) on 2002 Dodge Caravan

It is in side the trans on top of the valve body. Why do you think you need to replace it?

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SOURCE: My Mazda 626 Wont go into Drive

Sounds like you have lost the transmission. There are bands that clamp down to lock the transmission into the gear you want. They are controlled by a hydrolic unit located in the trans. The first thing I would do is have a shop pull the trans oil pan and see if it is full of chips of metal. If so you definately have a problem. At the same time they can look at the bands and see if one of them is broken. another cause would be that metal has gotten into the hydrolic valve body and frozen the drive band portion so it will not function. You may also get lucky and have it be an internal adjustment of the drive band. Good Luck, RAC

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SOURCE: Neutral Safety Switch Location

on the transmission where the shift cable attaches.

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