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Old 06-10-2007, 07:46 AM
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Hard to start / clutch safety switch?

When I start my truck I have to push the clutch pedal all the way to the floor board. Even pushing it all the way barely allows the starter to engage. I'm about to break my seat from pushing so hard! I put in a new clutch interlock switch but it has the same problem. Does anyone know of an adjustment somewhere or what to do? Thanks
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:49 AM
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My dads 94 F350 had the same problem and it turned out to be the small plastic bushing on the clutch pedel that the NSS hooks too. You might check it out.
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When I start my truck I have to push the clutch pedal all the way to the floor board. Even pushing it all the way barely allows the starter to engage. I'm about to break my seat from pushing so hard! I put in a new clutch interlock switch but it has the same problem. Does anyone know of an adjustment somewhere or what to do? Thanks
Check the plastic bushing as was suggested above, and also inspect the firewall right where the pedal mounts....sometimes they crack (the actual sheet metal)
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:07 AM
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thanks guys! what does the plastic bushing do and what is the NSS?
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:12 AM
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do you replace the clutch pedal or is the plastic bushing replaceable (snaps on)?
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The bushing is just a solid mounting point for the Nuetral Safety Switch,. Sorry I'm not much for spelling.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:14 AM
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My dads 94 F350 had the same problem and it turned out to be the small plastic bushing on the clutch pedel that the NSS hooks too. You might check it out.
if you want you can just unhook the plastic bushing from the wire harness and it will start with out having to push in the clutch.....
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I didnt even think of that, good idea. Also the bushing is removable.
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:27 AM
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I bypassed my CSS, until I realized it the cruise will not work without it. They are not very expensive to replace. The push-rod bushing should also help.
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When I start my truck I have to push the clutch pedal all the way to the floor board. Even pushing it all the way barely allows the starter to engage. I'm about to break my seat from pushing so hard! I put in a new clutch interlock switch but it has the same problem. Does anyone know of an adjustment somewhere or what to do? Thanks
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My dads 94 F350 had the same problem and it turned out to be the small plastic bushing on the clutch pedel that the NSS hooks too. You might check it out.
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I didnt even think of that, good idea. Also the bushing is removable.
Thank God the research button is very helpful in this forum. This is better than having it fixed by the stealership. I really just wanna avoid stealership from paying expensive labor. Thank you again guys! an old thread but very handy! Cheers!

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