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The fuel cutoff switch appears to be jammed or not able to manual

I have a 92 ford escort and the fuel cutoff light keeps coming on and cutting the car off i tried to manually reset it but it seems to be jammed in the down postion..i messed with it for several hours and im unable to make the switch budge..there is no fuel leaking and i was not involved in a accident when the problem started happening any suggestions i really need the car to start im extremely desperate at this point

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  • domino2254 Mar 12, 2009

    im not there right now but it is saying fuel cutoff on the dashboard then i hear a click and it cuts off..im probably taking it to a mechanic tommorow if i cant get it fixed..the butoon wont even budge it doesnt go up or down

  • domino2254 Mar 12, 2009

    do u know if there is anyway to bypass the switch?

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It is not tripped if the red button is pushed down. The switch might just be defective. How many wires are going to the switch? And what colors are they?

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    Clint Smock Mar 12, 2009

    It should only come up if you smack to switch hard.

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    Clint Smock Mar 12, 2009

    Yes, If you post how many wires and the colors.

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    Clint Smock Mar 12, 2009

    You should have three wires, Dark Blue, Black and Green with Red. Cut the Dark Blue and the Black away from the switch and hook them together. You don't have to do anything with the Green, it goes to the light on the dash.

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