Neutral/clutch safety switch help! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 11-06-2011, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Neutral/clutch safety switch help!

So I just bought a 97 f250 powerstroke it runs fine and all but the guy said when the safety switch was replaced it now doesnt engauge until the very bottom of the clutch. When I go to start it I have an extremly hard time trying to get it started even with the clutch pushed down as hard as I can to the fire wall. But for some reason the dude i bought it from can start it like a piece of cake no problem? Is there a way to adjust this safety switch? Theres nothing wrong with the clutch it shifts fine need some help asap thanks!
GreenHead_Slayer is offline  
post #2 of 2 Old 11-06-2011, 08:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3,843
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 126 Times in 122 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It's probably one or both of:
1. Bushing between the "knob" on the pivot arm and the clutch pushrod eyelet. Two options:
a. "Heim" joint to replace the eyelet - Go to eBay and search "Ford clutch heim joint". A bit expensive and you have to remove the hydraulics and cut the eyelet off the pushrod.
b. Drill stop collar on the "knob", to keep the kob in place on the eyelet.

2. That pivot arm may need some adjustment. If you disconnect it from the eyelet, you can remove the nut that holds it onto the pivot shaft, then take note of its position, then pry it off the shaft (the shaft is splined) and put it back on a few degrees counter-clockwise. This puts the knob a little closer to the firewall when the pedal is in the full up position.
madpogue is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome