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Old 10-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #1
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Possible Clutch Safety Switch Issue

So the other day when I went to start my jeep. I got nothing. I can push it down the road and pop the clutch fine but that's kind of a pain in the butt. I assumed my safety switch went bad. In the 02 Wrangler I have a fuse position I can use to bypass the safety switch. When I did that I still get nothing. Will a bad switch keep if from starting even when bypassed? Anyone else come across this? HELP!!!

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If the starter motor won't spin by stepping down on the clutch or even after it has been bypassed, I'd suspect the starter or other issue. Connect a test light onto the starter motor & test for 12 volts when the ignition switch is turned to the Start position. If you're getting 12 volts at the starter, it's the starter. If you don't see 12 volts at the starter when the switch is in the Start position, then it could be something to do with the ignition switch... sometimes the pin inside the switch breaks which needs replacing. I had a link for how to repair that issue but it looks like it was lost when my computer crashed several months ago. Perhaps someone else can provide that link here if you're not getting 12v at the starter.

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Old 10-06-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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My guess is your actuator pin broke inside the ignition mechanism...

about 45 bucks for the part and 30 minutes of your time

heres a link to a "how to"

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... If you don't see 12 volts at the starter when the switch is in the Start position, then it could be something to do with the ignition switch... sometimes the actuator pin inside the switch breaks which needs replacing. I had a link for how to repair that issue but it looks like it was lost when my computer crashed several months ago. Perhaps someone else can provide that link here if you're not getting 12v at the starter.
I found the link... check it out at Jeep won't start but starter and battery are good - JeepForum.com
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:37 PM   #5
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Yup you were right. The actuator was broken. Thanks for the help guys.
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