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Clutch/Neutral safety switch question by Shho13
Started on: 11-24-2014 10:59 PM
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Last post by: Arns85GT on 11-27-2014 04:15 PM
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Report this Post11-24-2014 10:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Howdy all, been having a recent problem start to occur on the ol' girl... No biggie though. 1988 GT Getrag.

At any rate, it's an intermittent no crank condition. Narrowed it down to neutral/clutch safety switch, I pump the clutch a few times when holding the key on start allows starting, also jumping the switch and it starts every time without fail... the thing is I can't seem to find a new switch to replace it on the Fiero Store, I only see on for the automatic!

At any rate, before I go on a wild goose chase to try and find a new one somewhere else only to have it fail because its a cheap aftermarket part, has anyone had any success just sanding to clean up the terminals and contacts to refurbish my current switch? (I didn't take it out yet, so I don't even know if I can get into it to do so)

Also, I noticed when pressing the clutch all the way to the floor the switch and some of the stuff in that area that seems to be holding the switch on seems to move a considerable amount outward (If I recall correctly, its late and been a few days since I looked) towards the seat when pressed down for the last inch or so of travel . If I was to take a wild guess I would say whoever was in there last had miss adjusted it, but I'm not sure if it is a normal condition for it to move so much!

Thanks guys!

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Report this Post11-25-2014 04:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
http://www.rockauto.com/cat...49208,parttype,16665
http://www.oreillyauto.com/...eyword=clutch+switch

Local autozone , advance etc will stock them as well..

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Report this Post11-25-2014 08:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BloozberrySend a Private Message to BloozberryEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Try adjusting or cleaning it according to the instructions in here: www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/123269.html
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Report this Post11-25-2014 09:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tebaileyClick Here to Email tebaileySend a Private Message to tebaileyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I found mine to be annoying when I was working on getting mine running, so when the switch broke in half when I was swapping to a steel pedal I just jumped it and left it that way.
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Report this Post11-27-2014 02:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Shho13Click Here to Email Shho13Send a Private Message to Shho13Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Alright guys! Thank you... Ill clean up the contacts on the switch and report back in the spring time. Winter came early, and with it came snow.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Originally posted by tebailey:

I found mine to be annoying when I was working on getting mine running, so when the switch broke in half when I was swapping to a steel pedal I just jumped it and left it that way.


I removed mine as well. I always depress the clutch when starting so I expect the "safety" was for nimrods.

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