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Ford Probe Clutch interlock switch

Looking for instructions on the mounting diagram for this item. I think mine are just loose and is causing intermittent probs starting the car. All else checks out fine, but if you manipulate the clutch pedal slightly, it kicks in and starts....think the screws are just loose and would like to try that. It's happened before, but I wasn't the one who fixed it. Sooo, any help out there for me? Thanks.

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The switch is located at the top of the clutch pedal assembly, above your feet. Its a little cramped, but its a simple dc two wire switch, you should be able to check it with a meter for power and to see if the switch does indeed need replacement. If thats the problem, when you see the new switch, you'll know it goes in, very easy. good luck

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SOURCE: loose clutch,leak on clutch cable next to gearbox,

if it is a hydralic clutch there is no adjustment. and if it is leaking on the transmission you need a new slave cylinder.
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There are two types of clutch actuators. (Mechanical & Hydtraulic)
A. For mechanical type,- Check the clutch cable as
this could be cut from wear and tear. This is easy
to replace. You can find this connected to the
pedal and the clutch lever near the transmission.
B.For hydraulic operated - Check the level of the
hydraulic oil at the cylinder of the hydraulic
actuator under the hood. This actuator is
directly connected to the pushrod driven by the
pedal. If the actuator is leaking, you have buy
a repair kit (Hyraulic clutch repair kit for Ford
Ranger 1994 MOdel.) These items must be
repaired to activate your pedal.

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I believe the switch is under the dash near the top of the pedal arm, just take it off and put a new one in it's place.

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