I have a 5 speed manual transmission, the safety switch is becoming more difficult to hit the "sweet spot" to get the engine to start. At times I can depress the clutch and wiggle my foot, other times I have to use a lot of downward force to hit the spot to start the engine. Is there something I can do to fix this? I have cleaned the switch mechanism on the pedal shaft with a compressed air can , but that didn't seem to help.
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If you have a 5-speed manual transmission, you're probably looking for the clutch safety switch, which is located on the clutch pedal under the dash near the firewall, rather than the neutral safety switch, which is on the left side of automatic transmissions. Out of curiosity, why do you believe that it needs to be serviced?
Try to see past the slave hose and bleeder to see if you can see the slave work. Could it be stuck in the depressed position? Have a helper push the pedal while you watch. I think your tranny is broke.
Neutral safety switch is my best guess (about 98% sure on this one) It is located somewhere on the transmission (sorry about the vagueness). It prevents you from starting your vehicle in gear. If left unplugged the truck will not start at all. All I can include is a picture of the top (connection) on the switch if it is of any help.