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Neutral Safety Switch Problem by FieroJosh1993
Started on: 09-16-2014 05:39 PM
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Last post by: FieroJosh1993 on 09-18-2014 05:56 PM
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Report this Post09-16-2014 05:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroJosh1993Click Here to Email FieroJosh1993Send a Private Message to FieroJosh1993Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok as some of you know I had a problem with the GT not starting. I found it was a bad Neutral Safety Switch, So I bought a new one and tried to take the old on off. But the bolt that goes around the arm that the shift linkage attaches to broke =( I dont know what to do now. Does this mean I need a new Trans?

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Report this Post09-16-2014 06:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroJosh1993Click Here to Email FieroJosh1993Send a Private Message to FieroJosh1993Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Can I Bypass the Switch with and Automatic Trans? Ive been searching the forums but I think everytime I read someone saying they Bypassed it they have a Manual.

Really on my last bit of patience with this thing. One problem after another.
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Report this Post09-16-2014 07:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I saw something on this a long time ago. IIRC, the yellow and purple wires you connect on the clutch safety switch for MT are back near the C500 on the AT models.
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Report this Post09-16-2014 08:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroJosh1993Click Here to Email FieroJosh1993Send a Private Message to FieroJosh1993Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
well I just realized even if I can bypass the switch im still screwed due to the linkage arm bolt being broken. Means new trans almost, and I dont have anymore money due to this project all together costing over $4000 bucks.

Im lost
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Report this Post09-16-2014 08:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroJosh1993Click Here to Email FieroJosh1993Send a Private Message to FieroJosh1993Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
is there a way to remove the rod that goes down into the trans, This way maybe I can tap the bolt out. Im just thinking of any way possible to save this project
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Drill the shaft and tap it and put a small bolt in it to hold the lever on.

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Carefully weld a stud back onto the top of the shaft. Make sure your welder IS NOT grounding through the transmission.

Was that a bolt going down the shaft? I don't remember. The 3800 AT has a threads on the end of the shaft and a nut holding the lever on.

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Report this Post09-16-2014 09:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroJosh1993Click Here to Email FieroJosh1993Send a Private Message to FieroJosh1993Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
yeah, its a stud that goes into the shaft and then a nut on top to hold the linkage arm on.

As for tapping it. How big of a tap do I need, never tapped a area that small before.

Thanks for the ideas.
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Report this Post09-17-2014 03:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Too late now, but id just have connected the two wires on the switch and been done with it....

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Report this Post09-17-2014 03:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroJosh1993Click Here to Email FieroJosh1993Send a Private Message to FieroJosh1993Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I wish i had now. But gonna try a few different things before I just go out and get a new transmission. IDK just gonna take longer.

Thanks for the help guys. Any more ideas will always be good.
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Report this Post09-18-2014 05:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroJosh1993Click Here to Email FieroJosh1993Send a Private Message to FieroJosh1993Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok so i put a few coats of JB weld on the linkage arm and it looks like its holding. I can shift thru the gears and it doesnt look like the arm is trying to break free. I know this is only a temp fix, but atleast I can get the car running.

Thanks for the tips guys.
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