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I have been told there is a switch wired to the clutch of my 94 2500 two wheel diesel. When it malfuntions it mimics a bad starter. Where is this switch?

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Yes, there is a clutch pedal safety switch which prevents the vehicle from being started without the clutch pedal being depressed. However, this switch if faulty would result in a no start ( no starter or solenoid sounds at all). I would first check a few very important things first, Clean both the battery terminals and cables. Check for a good ground connection and a tight and clean starter connection. I would also inspect the starter cables for any hot spots or damaged insulation. If all those are fine then you could test the clutch switch with a test light or volt ohm meter to ensure its working correctly. In all the years working on these I have only seen on switch ever fail. Generally the problem lies in the cables or a faulty solenoid.

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