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Old 05-03-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
Robert Bodling
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Clutch/starter interlock switch

I have previously posted about my 1991 Explorer having problems starting and
to the best of my diagnosis and from what I've read in the "Haynes Repair
Manual", the problem is being caused by my clutch/starter interlock switch.
I have called a Automotive Parts store and found out that a replacement
would cost $45, what I am wondering is, can the interlock switch be
by-passed so that I can start it without having to press the clutch peddle
down.

Of course, you might tell me this would not be all that wise of an attempt,
but can it be done and which wires would need to be temporarily jumped?
There are 2 pink, 2 green, 1 tan with a red stripe, and 1 brown wire at the
connector. In order to get the vehicle to start, I have to press the clutch
several times to get it to close the contacts or could this be caused by the
starter's solenoid not engaging? There have been a couple times when I
pressed the peddle down and turned the key, the starter relay would click
but the starter would not turn over. Is this sounding like it may be caused
by the starter solenoid instead of the $45 clutch/starter interlock?

Please help, this is getting annoying and bother some, I don't mind the
problem with the vehicle not starting when I can roll start it... but it is
still a pest.

RobertBodling@yahoo.com


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Old 05-03-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
sanfordm44356@syahoo.com
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Re: Clutch/starter interlock switch

On Wed, 04 May 2005 01:21:23 GMT, "Robert Bodling"
<robertbodling@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I have previously posted about my 1991 Explorer having problems starting and
>to the best of my diagnosis and from what I've read in the "Haynes Repair
>Manual", the problem is being caused by my clutch/starter interlock switch.
>I have called a Automotive Parts store and found out that a replacement
>would cost $45, what I am wondering is, can the interlock switch be
>by-passed so that I can start it without having to press the clutch peddle
>down.
>
>Of course, you might tell me this would not be all that wise of an attempt,
>but can it be done and which wires would need to be temporarily jumped?
>There are 2 pink, 2 green, 1 tan with a red stripe, and 1 brown wire at the
>connector. In order to get the vehicle to start, I have to press the clutch
>several times to get it to close the contacts or could this be caused by the
>starter's solenoid not engaging? There have been a couple times when I
>pressed the peddle down and turned the key, the starter relay would click
>but the starter would not turn over. Is this sounding like it may be caused
>by the starter solenoid instead of the $45 clutch/starter interlock?
>
>Please help, this is getting annoying and bother some, I don't mind the
>problem with the vehicle not starting when I can roll start it... but it is
>still a pest.
>
>RobertBodling@yahoo.com
>

is there power at the seliniod feed?

hurc ast

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Old 05-03-2005, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
Robert Bodling
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Re: Clutch/starter interlock switch

<sanfordm44356@syahoo.com> wrote in message
news:uccg711ivnt24hkk4kqfts0m36jb559gim@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 04 May 2005 01:21:23 GMT, "Robert Bodling"
> <robertbodling@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>I have previously posted about my 1991 Explorer having problems starting
>>and
>>to the best of my diagnosis and from what I've read in the "Haynes Repair
>>Manual", the problem is being caused by my clutch/starter interlock
>>switch.
>>I have called a Automotive Parts store and found out that a replacement
>>would cost $45, what I am wondering is, can the interlock switch be
>>by-passed so that I can start it without having to press the clutch peddle
>>down.
>>
>>Of course, you might tell me this would not be all that wise of an
>>attempt,
>>but can it be done and which wires would need to be temporarily jumped?
>>There are 2 pink, 2 green, 1 tan with a red stripe, and 1 brown wire at
>>the
>>connector. In order to get the vehicle to start, I have to press the
>>clutch
>>several times to get it to close the contacts or could this be caused by
>>the
>>starter's solenoid not engaging? There have been a couple times when I
>>pressed the peddle down and turned the key, the starter relay would click
>>but the starter would not turn over. Is this sounding like it may be
>>caused
>>by the starter solenoid instead of the $45 clutch/starter interlock?
>>
>>Please help, this is getting annoying and bother some, I don't mind the
>>problem with the vehicle not starting when I can roll start it... but it
>>is
>>still a pest.
>>
>>RobertBodling@yahoo.com
>>

> is there power at the seliniod feed?
>
> hurc ast
>

Don't mean to sound stupid, but could you please explain what you mean by
this... There have been times when I press the clutch peddle down and turn
the key and the starter relay will click and the starter motor will not turn
over, and then there are times when I press the peddle and turn the key and
the relay will click and the starter motor will crank the engine as if the
clutch/starter interlock switch closes the contacts and some times, I have
to press the peddle several times to get the relay to click. This is why I
think the problem is in the $45 interlock switch.


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Old 05-03-2005, 21:01   #4 (permalink)
sanfordm44356@syahoo.com
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Re: Clutch/starter interlock switch

On Wed, 04 May 2005 02:47:41 GMT, "Robert Bodling"
<robertbodling@yahoo.com> wrote:

><sanfordm44356@syahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:uccg711ivnt24hkk4kqfts0m36jb559gim@4ax.com...
>> On Wed, 04 May 2005 01:21:23 GMT, "Robert Bodling"
>> <robertbodling@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>I have previously posted about my 1991 Explorer having problems starting
>>>and
>>>to the best of my diagnosis and from what I've read in the "Haynes Repair
>>>Manual", the problem is being caused by my clutch/starter interlock
>>>switch.
>>>I have called a Automotive Parts store and found out that a replacement
>>>would cost $45, what I am wondering is, can the interlock switch be
>>>by-passed so that I can start it without having to press the clutch peddle
>>>down.
>>>
>>>Of course, you might tell me this would not be all that wise of an
>>>attempt,
>>>but can it be done and which wires would need to be temporarily jumped?
>>>There are 2 pink, 2 green, 1 tan with a red stripe, and 1 brown wire at
>>>the
>>>connector. In order to get the vehicle to start, I have to press the
>>>clutch
>>>several times to get it to close the contacts or could this be caused by
>>>the
>>>starter's solenoid not engaging? There have been a couple times when I
>>>pressed the peddle down and turned the key, the starter relay would click
>>>but the starter would not turn over. Is this sounding like it may be
>>>caused
>>>by the starter solenoid instead of the $45 clutch/starter interlock?
>>>
>>>Please help, this is getting annoying and bother some, I don't mind the
>>>problem with the vehicle not starting when I can roll start it... but it
>>>is
>>>still a pest.
>>>
>>>RobertBodling@yahoo.com
>>>

>> is there power at the seliniod feed?
>>
>> hurc ast
>>

>Don't mean to sound stupid, but could you please explain what you mean by
>this... There have been times when I press the clutch peddle down and turn
>the key and the starter relay will click and the starter motor will not turn
>over, and then there are times when I press the peddle and turn the key and
>the relay will click and the starter motor will crank the engine as if the
>clutch/starter interlock switch closes the contacts and some times, I have
>to press the peddle several times to get the relay to click. This is why I
>think the problem is in the $45 interlock switch.
>


i think you soved your problem
the interlock
jump it does it work all the time?

hurc ast
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Old 05-03-2005, 21:01   #5 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: Clutch/starter interlock switch

Robert... why not just tell us what the problem you're having is. You are
asking for help, but it is you guiding the diagnosis... this ain't going to
work. Tell us the problem and we can tell you what to look at and how to
check it.


"Robert Bodling" <robertbodling@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:nsVde.51923$hu5.21290@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> I have previously posted about my 1991 Explorer having problems starting

and
> to the best of my diagnosis and from what I've read in the "Haynes Repair
> Manual", the problem is being caused by my clutch/starter interlock

switch.
> I have called a Automotive Parts store and found out that a replacement
> would cost $45, what I am wondering is, can the interlock switch be
> by-passed so that I can start it without having to press the clutch peddle
> down.
>
> Of course, you might tell me this would not be all that wise of an

attempt,
> but can it be done and which wires would need to be temporarily jumped?
> There are 2 pink, 2 green, 1 tan with a red stripe, and 1 brown wire at

the
> connector. In order to get the vehicle to start, I have to press the

clutch
> several times to get it to close the contacts or could this be caused by

the
> starter's solenoid not engaging? There have been a couple times when I
> pressed the peddle down and turned the key, the starter relay would click
> but the starter would not turn over. Is this sounding like it may be

caused
> by the starter solenoid instead of the $45 clutch/starter interlock?
>
> Please help, this is getting annoying and bother some, I don't mind the
> problem with the vehicle not starting when I can roll start it... but it

is
> still a pest.
>
> RobertBodling@yahoo.com
>
>



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Old 05-04-2005, 15:01   #6 (permalink)
tom
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Re: Clutch/starter interlock switch

the clutch switch is most likely bad or out of adjustment. see if you can
move it a bit closer to the clutch arm. I had to do this every few months on
my 88 superduty
<sanfordm44356@syahoo.com> wrote in message
news:uccg711ivnt24hkk4kqfts0m36jb559gim@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 04 May 2005 01:21:23 GMT, "Robert Bodling"
> <robertbodling@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> >I have previously posted about my 1991 Explorer having problems starting

and
> >to the best of my diagnosis and from what I've read in the "Haynes Repair
> >Manual", the problem is being caused by my clutch/starter interlock

switch.
> >I have called a Automotive Parts store and found out that a replacement
> >would cost $45, what I am wondering is, can the interlock switch be
> >by-passed so that I can start it without having to press the clutch

peddle
> >down.
> >
> >Of course, you might tell me this would not be all that wise of an

attempt,
> >but can it be done and which wires would need to be temporarily jumped?
> >There are 2 pink, 2 green, 1 tan with a red stripe, and 1 brown wire at

the
> >connector. In order to get the vehicle to start, I have to press the

clutch
> >several times to get it to close the contacts or could this be caused by

the
> >starter's solenoid not engaging? There have been a couple times when I
> >pressed the peddle down and turned the key, the starter relay would click
> >but the starter would not turn over. Is this sounding like it may be

caused
> >by the starter solenoid instead of the $45 clutch/starter interlock?
> >
> >Please help, this is getting annoying and bother some, I don't mind the
> >problem with the vehicle not starting when I can roll start it... but it

is
> >still a pest.
> >
> >RobertBodling@yahoo.com
> >

> is there power at the seliniod feed?
>
> hurc ast
>



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Old 05-04-2005, 22:01   #7 (permalink)
Robert Bodling
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Re: Clutch/starter interlock switch

Well, I guess you had that part right, I fixed the problem, but it was good
having to talk about it, thanks.

"Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
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> Robert... why not just tell us what the problem you're having is. You are
> asking for help, but it is you guiding the diagnosis... this ain't going
> to
> work. Tell us the problem and we can tell you what to look at and how to
> check it.
>
>
> "Robert Bodling" <robertbodling@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:nsVde.51923$hu5.21290@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>> I have previously posted about my 1991 Explorer having problems starting

> and
>> to the best of my diagnosis and from what I've read in the "Haynes Repair
>> Manual", the problem is being caused by my clutch/starter interlock

> switch.
>> I have called a Automotive Parts store and found out that a replacement
>> would cost $45, what I am wondering is, can the interlock switch be
>> by-passed so that I can start it without having to press the clutch
>> peddle
>> down.
>>
>> Of course, you might tell me this would not be all that wise of an

> attempt,
>> but can it be done and which wires would need to be temporarily jumped?
>> There are 2 pink, 2 green, 1 tan with a red stripe, and 1 brown wire at

> the
>> connector. In order to get the vehicle to start, I have to press the

> clutch
>> several times to get it to close the contacts or could this be caused by

> the
>> starter's solenoid not engaging? There have been a couple times when I
>> pressed the peddle down and turned the key, the starter relay would click
>> but the starter would not turn over. Is this sounding like it may be

> caused
>> by the starter solenoid instead of the $45 clutch/starter interlock?
>>
>> Please help, this is getting annoying and bother some, I don't mind the
>> problem with the vehicle not starting when I can roll start it... but it

> is
>> still a pest.
>>
>> RobertBodling@yahoo.com
>>
>>

>
>



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