Again I have a 1986 Ford Pick up, F250,Eng 351. 1986. I need to know if I can bypass my CLUTCH SWITCH. If so give me details on how, please.
Another Mechanic on your site said I could because I have a REMOTE STARTER, WHICH I DO NOT, DUE TO AGE OF TRUCK. any advice is helpful. thanks
FIND THE 2 WIRE HARNESS THAT IS LOCATED UNDER THE DASH ON THE CLUTCH MECHANISM AND DISCONNECT IT. INSERT A 2 AMP FUSE, AND YOUR THERE. WATCH OUT THO, AS THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND ACCIDENTALLY STARTING YOUR CAR IN GEAR MAY CREATE MORE OF AN ISSUE. I DID MINE AND I CRUMPLED MY DRIVERS DOOR ON A MASONRY COLUMN BECAUSE MY TRUCK WAS STILL IN REVERSE. I WAS GLAD MY LEG WAS NOT IN THE WAY, AS IT WOULD HAVE CUT IT IN HALF.
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I Very STRONGLY advise NOT to BYPASS it!!!!!!!!If you are only doing so to test switch ?It is a normally open circuit.
Pressing the clutch closes the contacts.
I would advise you to replace it with a new switch just in case someone who isnt aware should start truck !!!
If your luck is like mine you would be the one who ends up bleeding before it was over.lol
Make sure the slave cylinder body is attached firmly, then bleed the air out of the hydraulics--similar to bleeding brake lines. Watch the clutch mechanics while someone operates the clutch, (engine off) you should see definite movement. If you get movement and no clutch action, you may have to reappraise your clutch installation. Hope this helps!
yes you can. this has to be done for a vehicle with a remote starter and a manual transmission. follow the clutch pedal up to the switch and unplug the harness. then install a jumper like a paper clip and tape it up good. now secure it out of the way. good luck.....scott