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Old 09-08-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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anyone out there ever have a problem when they push the clutch in the jeep doesn't start. Then I would push it again and get a crank but no start so I would have to slam the clutch down a few times and normally it would crank now I checked out the wiring down by the firewall everything seems tight. the jeep is an 06 the battery has never given me a problem but is there a swith or something for the clutch

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Old 09-08-2008, 09:03 PM   #2
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There is a safety switch on the clutch to prevent you from starting it in gear without the clutch depressed. If you want to test the switch pull the wires off and jump the wires together with a paperclip of something like it. Now the jeep will start without the clutch pedal depressed. Be careful when you try to start the jeep, make sure it is in neutal because if it is not and it starts it will lurch forward (or reverse) and drive away. If it starts fine replace the switch.

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Old 09-08-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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Insert a 10 amp fuse into the #20 fuse slot located behind the glove box to bypass the clutch interlock and you won't have to worry about it again. That interlock is a recent thing caused by lawyers getting involved, people got along for 80+ years without them. Just remember to either be in neutral or step on the clutch before starting the engine. Heck even my great grandmother learned to do that before starting any of her cars.
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haha jerry your crazy! I was going to say the same thing! Already did that on my jeep.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:47 AM   #5
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hey guys thanks for the help I always push the clutch in but it must have been the switch, Have a great day and thanks again
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lol you get an wireless engine start.. you start your engine to find your jeep on the end of the block in a house Now that would be a sight.
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that would not be cool i watched a mechanic who was changing out my exhaust on my 89 wrangler jump it right off the lift because he forgot to push in the clutch and it had no safety. I wish I would have just done the exhaust myself after that one, not alot of damage though it had a lift and it wasn't that high off the ground
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that would not be cool i watched a mechanic who was changing out my exhaust on my 89 wrangler jump it right off the lift because he forgot to push in the clutch and it had no safety. I wish I would have just done the exhaust myself after that one, not alot of damage though it had a lift and it wasn't that high off the ground
I would be laughing my ass off at that one then going well sucks to be you and thanks for the free labor and the exhaust along with the new bumpers and winch you bent hehe.
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that would not be cool i watched a mechanic who was changing out my exhaust on my 89 wrangler jump it right off the lift because he forgot to push in the clutch and it had no safety.
Though some would like to try, you can't idiot-proof the world.
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i assume he fixed any damages free of charge? If not i see a court case coming.
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