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#1 OFFLINE   ShelbyLee

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:08 AM

I've meant to ask this question for some time but never did so am wondering if mine is typical:

To start the car of course , one needs to push in the clutch. For me, I need to push it into the firewall with a little added force (say 5 lbs) to get it to allow the starter to turn over. If I just push it in to engage the clutch, the car will not start. If I push the clutch to the touch the firewall barely, it will not start. It's not until I add a little force does it turn over. Is this typical for everyone?


If not typical, is this easily adjusted?
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:01 AM

I've meant to ask this question for some time but never did so am wondering if mine is typical:


To start the car of course , one needs to push in the clutch. For me, I need to push it into the firewall with a little added force (say 5 lbs) to get it to allow the starter to turn over. If I just push it in to engage the clutch, the car will not start. If I push the clutch to the touch the firewall barely, it will not start. It's not until I add a little force does it turn over. Is this typical for everyone?


If not typical, is this easily adjusted?


Definately not right & it is adjustable, is your car still under warranty if so let the dealer do it.

#3 OFFLINE   Snoopy49

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

It sounds like the interlock bracket may be missing the rubber pad or the bracket is bent. If the pad is missing, you will have to order one from Ford, if it is not, bend the bracket towards the switch until it is adjusted properly.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

For me I have to push to the firewall to start it. Seems normal to me

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

Thanks guys. I checked and the rubber pad is missing. Will stop at Ford this week and get one or order it. Easy fix.
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