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Old 02-08-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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Smile Final comment on the clutch operated switches on SVT Foci:

Hi again all: Here is my opinion on the stuff about the 2 switches operated by the clutch pedal, on SVT Foci. I really think the switch can malfunction that is connected to the starting circuit. I think maybe it can be caused by the rubber bumper that pushes down on the plunger for the blk. switch. I sometimes have a problem starting, but it always starts if I push down harder on the clutch pedal. I think,?, either the switch doesn't have enough travel, or the rubber grommet takes away enough for the pedal to push down for the pedal, to push far enough? 2nd: I have had my orange switch that de- activates the cruise control, dis-connected,for a couple weeks. I really don't think the car runs any better when it is de-activated. I really think it has to do with the lessening of the pedal pressure when the switch is no longer activated by the clutch pedal?? Anyone care to reply?? art in Ga.


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Old 02-09-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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I have no idea what you're talking about in regards to the neutral safety switch.

But, in regards to (clutch pedal position switch):
I really don't think the car runs any better when it is de-activated.
I really think it has to do with the lessening of the pedal pressure when the switch is no longer activated by the clutch pedal?? Anyone care to reply??

Before I decided to tape mine up, I spent two days switching it back and forth.
There was definitely a difference that I was able to feel.
It's been disconnected now for 4 months.

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I personally beleive the difference is the pedal feel. It now has less tension and is therefore easier to modulate making take offs easier (probably also minimially increasing clutch burn ;) ) I have had mine unplugged for over a week now and am going to leave it like that.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:07 PM   #4
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I personally beleive the difference is the pedal feel. It now has less tension and is therefore easier to modulate making take offs easier (probably also minimially increasing clutch burn ;) ) I have had mine unplugged for over a week now and am going to leave it like that.
Hi from Ga.: I totally agree with you! I think the pedal feel is better now, and this helps when shifting, etc. Apparently others will not agree with us, but I really don't think this has anything to do with timing etc. Mine has been disconnected for about 3weeks now, and I just like it a bit better! art in Ga.
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Old 02-12-2006, 02:07 AM   #5
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Hi from Ga.: I totally agree with you! I think the pedal feel is better now, and this helps when shifting, etc. Apparently others will not agree with us, but I really don't think this has anything to do with timing etc. Mine has been disconnected for about 3weeks now, and I just like it a bit better! art in Ga.
I was very skeptical of disconnecting the Clutch position sensor, but am a believer like whoaski now. The difference is unreal. My biggest complaint of this car was when shifting from 1-2 when cold, the car would bog ridiculously. Not nearly as bad now. My 3-4 shifts are so smooth I'd swear the car is an automatic. I don't think any more power is to be had, but rather the car is not cutting out power anymore.
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:19 AM   #6
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The difference with it taped up is the difference between night and day. My big test of whether or not something I did, actually did something is to let my wife drive it. If she can tell a difference, it worked. I could tell a difference as soon as I taped it up. There is no bog down when shifting and shifts are so much more smoother. DO IT! Been taped up for about 1 1/2 months now.
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I did in fact notice a difference myself when I pulled off the CPS, but I had to put new ego sensors on my car and a new Idle control sensor so my mechanic reset my PCM and I had the CPS off. Well for some reason it threw my CEL. I took it back to him and he said that code was for that problem. So I plugged it back in and the light went off a few hours later. I also did notice that my car just in general feels more alive with the CPS plugged in. I liked it at first with it unplugged but I think which it's just my opinion that it should just be left alone.
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I did in fact notice a difference myself when I pulled off the CPS, but I had to put new ego sensors on my car and a new Idle control sensor so my mechanic reset my PCM and I had the CPS off. Well for some reason it threw my CEL. I took it back to him and he said that code was for that problem. So I plugged it back in and the light went off a few hours later. I also did notice that my car just in general feels more alive with the CPS plugged in. I liked it at first with it unplugged but I think which it's just my opinion that it should just be left alone.
anytime a CEL is thrown the car will go into a limp mode to protect from as much damage as it can
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:39 PM   #9
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I didn't know that the car goes into limp mode? I was wondering what the heck the problem was because it was running funny I thought my DSI cable was broken and then I plugged the sensor back in and everything was fine. But thanks for the info that explains a lot.
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