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Old 03-25-2004, 11:29 AM   #1
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Techincal name for manual tranny starter device

What is the name of the device that is activated when you press in the clutch to start your car ?

You know, when you have to have the clutch depressed all the way inorder to start your car.
What is that device/thing that gets activated to allow your car to start.


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Old 03-25-2004, 11:34 AM   #2
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The starter starts the car, but I think you're thinking of the saftey switch that will only start the car with the clutch in; its so you don't start it in gear. I think its called a clutch saftey switch.
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Correct.
I have a friend who is having problems with his and need the technical name so he can order it.
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Huh, yeah, ATX's have something called the neutral safety switch to prevent starting in gear, and I know the part you're talking about on MTX's but the exact name of the part escapes me at the moment.

I just checked the service manual for my Toyota and they call it a "clutch start switch" but I dunno if that's a universal term for the part...
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Neutral safety switch
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Back in my auto parts dayz, it was called a neutral safety switch for both auto and manual tranny's. Hope this helps.
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You could remove the switch, but I wouldn't recommend it cause the computer will think your in nue all they time and end the party at 4000 rpm.
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You must be refering to the clutch pedal positioning switch.
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Thank's for the feeback.
He ended up calling the local auto parts store and told them he needed a "neutral safety switch " and they knew what he was talking about after he explained what it did. They don't stock them so it's gonna be a few days before they can get one in.
Anyway. Problem solved.
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