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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010 Thread Starter
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My 2010 Mustang GT is in the shop!

OK, I got in my car yesterday morning, dpressed the clutch pedal, turned the key and.....nothing. Everything powered up but no crank-up. I pumped the clutch pedal a few times and it started. When I left work, the same thing happened. Got the car to start with a few pumps of the clutch pedal. I got to the Ford dealer where the car promptly refused to start. Couldn't even get it to start after pumping the clutch pedal. My un-official diagnosis is a faulty neutral kill switch thingy. There is a little switch under the dash that is depressed by the clutch pedal arm that lets you start the car after you've pressed the clutch pedal in. Car is only 5 weeks old! We haven't even made the first payment yet! Hopefully its a simple fix.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-24-2010
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Likely just the clutch pedal position sensor.


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I have the same problem with my car... Mine had to do with the rubber washer/plastic cap that the pedal bounces off of when depressed.... It was too thick... :

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I have the same problem with my car... Mine had to do with the rubber washer/plastic cap that the pedal bounces off of when depressed.... It was too thick... :
Did they fix it properly? Everything working OK now?
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I fixed it myself...

You can either take that piece off, but you will hear a thunk every time you clutch in...

or on the clutch pedal bar there's a little piece of metal that is about 1"x1" just bend that piece about 1mm towards the front of the car... problem solved; for me anyway.

(Don't bend it too much or else pedal travel may be affected)

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The neutral safety switch takes about 10 minutes to change. If your car won't start because of this, just jumper the 2 wires that go to the back of this switch and it will fire the engine up. But be careful, cuz the car can now start in gear without depressing the clutch. Only to be used in emergency .


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I fixed it myself...

You can either take that piece off, but you will hear a thunk every time you clutch in...

or on the clutch pedal bar there's a little piece of metal that is about 1"x1" just bend that piece about 1mm towards the front of the car... problem solved; for me anyway.

(Don't bend it too much or else pedal travel may be affected)
Got the car back today. They told me the switch needed to be "adjusted". Its funny that you posted this because when they told me this, I immediately pictured a tech under the dash with a hammer banging that little metal clutch piece forward. Everything seems to be working well so out of sight, out of mind I guess.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010
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wonder if this is going to be a common problem with the 2010s mine does this every once in a while but it always starts on the second try.....

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Still starts. Everything seems to be back to normal.
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