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Press on clutch an dosent send power 2 the starter

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Pressing on the clutch doesn't actually send power to the starter. It's merely a safety switch that won't allow the starter to engage until the pedal is depressed. Follow the clutch arm up under your dash, and you should be able to see the switch. Either the switch is stuck, or your clutch isn't going down far enough. You should be able to determine the problem once you see it. I had one guy who couldn't get his to start, and the only problem was the floor mats were in the way.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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  • daniel_srt4 Sep 01, 2010

    i have the same problem and the shop i went to said it was the Clutch Interlock/Upstop Switch that was bad and wouldnt let the power got to the starter.. i hope the part fixes my SRT4 but i will check to make sure that isnt the problem.

  • daniel_srt4 Sep 01, 2010

    but when i depress the clutch it fell like it isnt even there. have to push start car

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    Dar Sep 01, 2010

    So you are saying your clutch is no good? Are you able to put it in gear after you get it running, or what exactly is happening?

  • daniel_srt4 Sep 01, 2010

    the clutch is good, i just cant get it started with out pushing it..

  • daniel_srt4 Sep 01, 2010

    the clutch is good, i just cant get it started with out pushing it..

  • Dar
    Dar Sep 01, 2010

    So then it must be just the switch on your clutch pedal. Have you checked it yet? Also, make sure there are no wires knocked off your starter.


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