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Old 02-28-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
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Clutch pedal safety switch...

Is there a way to adjust the safety switch that keeps the car ('90 GT) from starting unless the clutch pedal is depressed? I have to press my clutch HARD to the floor or my car won't start, and I'd like to fix it to where it takes a little less effort to operate. Also where is this switch located? Is it mounted to the pedal assembly under the dash?

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Old 02-28-2007, 04:46 AM   #3
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Thanks! That's what I needed to see.
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Bumping an old thread, but it had good info.

My Clutch switch has gone bad, and i need to remove it. I can't figure out at all how to get it off the pedal assembly,

Anyone got an up close picture of one so i can see how it comes off? My view under the dash doesn't show me much, and i can't seem to figure it out.
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You have to click on the image to enlarge it. I don't know what's going on but all my thumbnails aren't working the way they used to. Now you have to click on the image three separate times before it becomes full size.
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I can see the pic, and it gives great info on how to adjust it.


But how do you remove the ENTIRE switch from the pedal assembly. I can't quite figure that out and the pictures just gets too pixelated when i zoom in that far to see
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Starter/Clutch Interlock Switch

Removal

1. Disconnect wiring connector.
2. Remove retaining pin from clutch pedal.
3. Remove switch bracket retaining screw.
4. Lift switch and bracket assembly upward to disengage tab from pedal support.
5. Move switch outward to disengage actuating rod eyelet from clutch pedal pin. Remove switch from vehicle.


Installation

NOTE:
Always install the switch with the self-adjusting clip about 25.4mm (1 inch) from the end of the rod. The clutch pedal must be fully up (clutch engaged), otherwise the switch may be misadjusted.

1. Place eyelet end of rod onto pivot pin.
2. Swing switch assembly around, engage tab in top of pedal support, and line up hole in mounting boss with hole in bracket.
3. Install retaining screw.
4. Install retaining pin on clutch pedal.
5. Connect wiring connector.
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Starter/Clutch Interlock Switch

Removal

1. Disconnect wiring connector.
2. Remove retaining pin from clutch pedal.
3. Remove switch bracket retaining screw.
4. Lift switch and bracket assembly upward to disengage tab from pedal support.
5. Move switch outward to disengage actuating rod eyelet from clutch pedal pin. Remove switch from vehicle.

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But that's the problem. I can't physically see where the screw is. It's a tough angle. Kinda why i was hoping someone had a pic of a pedal assembly out of car. Just need a quick visual
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I think you might be looking too hard. I don't have any pics, but I took a look and there is a metal bracket coming off of the right side of the switch. The bracket mounts to the left side of a brace located between the clutch and brake pedal arms. There is a small sheet metal screw that comes in from right to left through the brace and bracket. The screw is fairly out in the open. If you look about an inch left of the stop light switch mounted on the brake pedal you should see the head of the screw.
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Okay, well i got a little mirror and was able to figure out how it came off.

3/8" rachet on the nut on the left side top of the switch. Just had to loosen it and it came off by hand. Had it out in 2 min.

Tested it, and it's bad. Need a new one. Right now i'm jumping out both plugs with a blade fuse in the meantime
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Okay, well i got a little mirror and was able to figure out how it came off.

3/8" rachet on the nut on the left side top of the switch. Just had to loosen it and it came off by hand. Had it out in 2 min.

Tested it, and it's bad. Need a new one. Right now i'm jumping out both plugs with a blade fuse in the meantime
hey I know its been awhile since this thread was created but just wondering what u ended up doing? I'm having to do the same thing with mine and thinking bout just jumpering out the switch for good depending on how much the switch is
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I ended up replacing the switch. Was in a junkyard one day and found a little 4-banger all gutted out with the switch exposed. Swapped it for my broken switch and it works fine.
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I ended up replacing the switch. Was in a junkyard one day and found a little 4-banger all gutted out with the switch exposed. Swapped it for my broken switch and it works fine.
ok. I'm probably just gona jumper mine for the time being tho
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Clutch pedal safety switch...

10Ablade fuse fits perfectly


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10Ablade fuse fits perfectly


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cool, but does it have to be a 10? It's not like its gona have a bearing as to power or load or anything right?
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Clutch pedal safety switch...

Doesn't need to be 10a. Unjust happened to have tons of those and know they do work nicely


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Doesn't need to be 10a. Unjust happened to have tons of those and know they do work nicely


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just unplugged the black connector, and the grey connector. Do I jump the 2 together?
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Jump them separately, unless you want a fried computer. So 2 fuses, one for each connector.
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Jump them separately, unless you want a fried computer. So 2 fuses, one for each connector.
reading some things on google, it appears the black connector is for the speed sensor. I just plugged it back in. Not sure what function the speed sensor would have needed to be on that switch for. If I notice any other things I will just jumper that one as well
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Black connector is the starting circuit. Grey or clear colored connector is for neutral sensing for the ECM.
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Black connector is the starting circuit. Grey or clear colored connector is for neutral sensing for the ECM.
well I jumpered the black one and car wouldn't start. Jumpered the grey one and it did
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Typically it looks like this


Black is usually the starting circuit. And everyone I have seen is that way. Apparently yours is different.
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Typically it looks like this


Black is usually the starting circuit. And everyone I have seen is that way. Apparently yours is different.
I doubt the car originally being a v6 would have anything to do with it but knowing ford you never know lol
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I doubt the car originally being a v6 would have anything to do with it but knowing ford you never know lol
I looked at your sig, and thought you may be talking about a 94/95. I looked at the OP, and seen 90. Didn't even pay attention that you weren't the OP! So.... I was talking about a Foxbody! LoL
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I looked at your sig, and thought you may be talking about a 94/95. I looked at the OP, and seen 90. Didn't even pay attention that you weren't the OP! So.... I was talking about a Foxbody! LoL
gotcha..............no problem thanks for the help. If u get a minute check out my 331 thread and if you have any thoughts post there.
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