Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Virginia
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That is why many (but not all) vehicles have a "clutch interlock" that requires the clutch pedal to be pushed all the way in before the starter will engage.
P.S. My 2004 International tractor will start anytime the key is turned - regardless of clutch or gear position. My 2008 Mustang GT won't crank unless the clutch pedal is pushed all the way down.
~ Trucker by trade ~
2008 Sterling Acterra 3-axle straight truck (240-hp Cummins ISC)
2006 International 8600 tractor (350-hp Cummins ISM)
"If I passed you on the right, you're in the wrong lane!"