Okay, this might sound dumb but that happened to me, too, right before Hurricane Wilma came into town. I FREAKED OUT! Guess what? I had to hold the gear shifter to the left towards the park position and lift it so that the thing would start! That's all it was! By the way, I am eager to tow a 29' Coachman trailer that weighs 7,200 pounds with my Elandon 26' with the 454 Chevy Block engine in it. I will not be going over any mountains with it. Do you think this will be safe? Thank you. D.