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Old 11-06-2011, 06:14 PM
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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!
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:38 PM
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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.
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