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1995 Rodeo 2.6L 5-speed manual transmission. Will not engage starter. Battery and starter tested. All engine and underhood grounds cleaned and reconnected. Battery terminals cleaned and reconnected. I thought clutch pedal interlock switch might be bad so terminal disconnected and jumpered. All connections to computer checked for cleanliness and reconnected. Fuel pressure tested and within limits.

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HAVE YOU TESTED THE CLUTCH SAFETY SWITCH LOCATED ON THE PEDAL

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  • AnthonyinWV Jun 16, 2011

    could it be the keyswitch? or maybe a wire between the keyswitch and the starter?

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