I started having problems with my 1991 Explorer starting Thursday night. It
is a 5 speed maual so I presume it has a Clutch/starter interlock switch
(also called a clutch pedal position switch).
What I need to figure out, I know that this switch is supposed to prevent
the starter from turning over with the transmission in gear, causing the
operator to have to press the clutch down to start the vehicle. If I had
the vehicle in first gear and jumpered the leads on the starter relay and
the vehicle jumped, would this say something about the clutch/starter
interlock switch possibly being faulty? It seems that when I press the
clutch pedal down and turn the key, the starter relay doesn't click or
possibly it will click and the starter fails to turn over.