How do I remove the clutch starter safety switch?

Tiny
DAVIDG2006
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I'm replacing the bushings in the pedal bracket. I have everything else disconnected. It's spring loaded and slides around the push rod. 2003 Ford Ranger
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 5:32 PM

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Tiny
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My info says remove negative battery cable-- remove electrical connector from switch, the spread switch apart to remove.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. I will try that. Will it go back they same way since it's spring loaded?
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 6:15 PM
Tiny
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Hopefully, I can't see much from here. What I posted was from the database.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 6:23 PM
Tiny
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Can you post a photo on how the bushing, wire, and brake rod go back on the pedal arm?
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
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Sorry, the picture below is all I found, so far.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 9:02 PM
Tiny
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That's for the clutch. I need the brake. I for got how it went back together
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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These are pics of it apart
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
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This is for the brake pedal switch. Below
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 9:15 PM
Tiny
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 9:15 PM
Tiny
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How does it go together
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 9:20 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. The cpp switch did come off like you said, and went back on.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 9:24 PM
Tiny
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I got it back together. I found that my problem was I need to replace the pedal assembly bracket. Is there a step by step procedure on how to do that? I know it's real tight and everything is in the way.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 9:53 PM
Tiny
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Don't have a step by step or I haven't found one. Looks like two bolts and four nuts. You have to support the brake master cylinder and booster, before removing.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 1:59 PM
Tiny
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I already had those bolts and nuts out, but could'nt get the bracket out. Real tight. I did'nt know if I had to remove anything else.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 2:14 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for everything. It really helped. Please let me know if you find anything.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 5:56 PM
Tiny
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I will, can you tell if the assembly is hitting anything under the dash. My biggest problem is I can't see anything from here.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 6:26 PM
Tiny
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It's hitting something towards the front of the dash. I think if the clutch push rod and brake rod was not there I might be able to get it out.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
STACY SMITH
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XLT model. I need to by pass the clutch interlock after bleeding. What wires do you connect to bypass clutch interlock?
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello, I am Danny.

I have attached a wiring diagram and picture of the clutch position densor. Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions if needed.Thanks for using 2CarPros.
Danny-

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BIGBOUNCE 13
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Is there a nuetral safety switch in a manual. Here is the problem. When you start the truck you have to push the clutch in, but here the last month or so you really have to mash the clutch down hard, and even then sometimes it wont start. The truck will start if I put it in neutral and jump across the soenoid. If there is some kind of switch can I bypass it. Thanks for your help.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)

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