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Old 09-11-2010, 08:52 PM
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starting issue

hi, i just bought a 96 f250. when i go to start it you need to push the clutch down with everything you have or it wouldnt even try to start. before i even try to start my truck i have to move my seet all he way for ward and use my right foot. long story short how can i make it easier to start my truck.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:54 PM
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Is your truck hard to get into first or reverse? Maybe grind a little bit? There's a clutch issue on these trucks that can be fixed for less than 2 dollars.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:11 AM
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You could bypass the nuetral safety switch.No need to depress clutch being mindful of gear location of course
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:21 AM
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its not hard to get into first or reverse no.

but how do you bypass the nuetral safety switch?
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:39 PM
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It would still be a good idea to check the clutch pushrod busing. It's right above the accelerator pedal where the top of the clutch pedal assembly goes to the clutch master cylinder pushrod. That little plastic bushing is usually gone all to hell. If it is, I'll tell you how to fix it.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:57 PM
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ya but that wouldnt make it hard to start he cant start it cause his switch was moved, u can just unplug it its the wires going to the clutch pedel rod
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:31 PM
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It made mine hard to start...you'd have to push the clutch pedal INTO the floor, like stand on it with all your weight, to get the starter to engage. Fixed the bushing, problem went away.
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:05 PM
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wheres the bushing?
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:10 PM
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I agree with sgg93. id try that before bypassing the safety switch. just my opinion.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:18 PM
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If you look above the gas pedal there is a pushrod that goes to the clutch master cylinder, way lower than the one that goes to the brake master. The clutch pedal linkage goes up from the pedal, then turns 90 degrees and goes over to where the pushrod is. There's a hole in the rod and a knob type thing on the clutch linkage. The fit with no bushing is really loose, and there's enough play in the master cylinder rod for the linkage to slip sideways and only partially engage the clutch. SO take the bushing and trim it down to where it's only as wide as the hole in the pushrod, then take a 5/16 E-clip and 2 7/16 diameter washers. Push the rod onto the linkage as far as you can, then put washers on the end of the nub until it is close to the groove. Once you get it pretty tight, take a hammer and pop the E-Clip in the groove. That should snug it up. There are other ways to do it, but this is the simplest and is about as strong as drilling a hole and doing the same thing with a cotter pin.
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