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starter/clutch switch

On my Jeep, I disconnected the safety switch that forced you to engage the clutch while starting to allow you to start going up a hill in 4low without using the clutch, to prevent rolling backwards. Has anyone done this on the Samurai? Is the starter strong enough to handle it? The proceedure looks to be simple enough, I just wanted some input from others who may have done it too. Thanks

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Re: starter/clutch switch

Scott on my sami I had problems with my switch so i put a push button start switch on it and love it that way i dont have to worry with the key if i kil;l the engine on the trail and i have had no problems gettin the engine to start without using the clutch hope this helps

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Re: starter/clutch switch

I think that was mod #3 that I did on my '94.

Climb under the dash. Locate the wires to the clutch switch. Disconnect wires from switch. Connect wires together. Tape.

Now with the switch gone, you can start your rig while in gear if you want.

No adverse problems with this mod in the almost 7 years I've owned it.

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Re: starter/clutch switch

I have done this to my Sami. Yes it is a simple task. Just put the switch in parallel with he clutch saftey switch. I start my Sami all the time without the clutch being ingaged. You will have no problems if you have the right gears.

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Re: starter/clutch switch

So we don't scare him, you can start the truck without putting it in gear and withour pressing the clutch


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Re: starter/clutch switch

I never thought of doing that! Sounds like it would be a very cheap and easy fix, and would be good for the trail! Thanks for all the info, I'm going to do mine when I get off the comp!
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Re: starter/clutch switch

This mod took me about thirty minutes to do. I did it right. If you just want to slap it in, it will take about ten minutes. Parts cost about four dollars. Like I said before, if you plan to us it to start off on an incline instead of using the clutch. Make sure you have the gears to do it. I have around a 90 to 1 crawl ratio. Being geared this low doesn't really put that much strain on the starter or battery. I would never us it to traverse an obsticle. I mounted my switch in the dash near the dash light dimmer switch. If you have a little rug rat like I do make sure you take the keys out or mount the switch somewhere out of reach. like in the glove box or under the dash.

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Re: starter/clutch switch

I thought that switch also sends a signal to the ECM telling it the clutch is engaged which leans the mixture because there is no load on the engine when you are shifting (thats why the clutch switch would be made). I could be thinking of a different car though.

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Re: starter/clutch switch

I asked Bob and he said he beilieves it's not the case. It is just an interupter switch, but he'll check the Mitchel CD at work.

Makes me wonder cause if that is the case, I've been running around with my switch wires jumped for the last 7 years![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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