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Old 02-21-2011, 08:35 AM   #1
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Neutral Safety Switch Question

I have a feeling that one of my Neutral Safety Switches is going, but I'm not sure what one it is,

Will the Ones from either a Zetec or SVT work in the D-tecs?

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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anyone?
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:16 PM   #3
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i think there is one on the transmission near the cables and one in the clutch that wont let the car start without it pushed in. what is the car doing? starting without pushing in the clutch?
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not starting even when the clutch is pushed all the way in.
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i would assume then the switch in the clutch pedal is gone or possibly a fuse somewhere?
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That's not a NS switch. It's called the clutch position switch. The NS switch is what prevents an AT from being started unless the transmission is in P or N. Both do the same thing, but in different ways.

Look under the dash, push the clutch pedal by hand and you should see where the part of the pedal arm above the pivot contacts the switch. It will be together with brake switch. See first if your CPS is stuck. Free it up, and see if you can get it working. If not, then do a temp fix to get you running: unplug the CPS, you should see 2 points on the connector. Use a paperclip or piece of solid wire to bridge the two points. Make sure your transmission is in N or the clutch is pushed in before trying to start, your car will start in gear now. Once you verify that it works, use electrical tape to hold it in place so it doesn't fall out on you or short on anything.
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Well she starts..... most of the time, just every once in a while. Sometime is doesnt start for as little as 15mins, or as long as an hour.
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Did you bypass the CPS to see if it was the problem? It can simply be sticky and not making contact. The way this switch works: switch will have no continuity with the clutch pedal up, and switch pushed in. When the pedal is pushed down, the switch slides out, and you have continuity between the pins on the switch (switch closed). If you simply bypass the switch at the wiring connector, and then it starts every time without a problem, then you know it's the CPS that needs to be replaced or cleaned. If you look under there and see that the CPS is moving slowly, or sticking, then you know you need to clean it or replace it.
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The starter safety switch behind the clutch arm under the dash may be out of adjustment. Just pull the plunger out and it should reset to the proper position when you push the clutch in.
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