I have previously posted about my 1991 Explorer having problems starting and
to the best of my diagnosis and from what I've read in the "Haynes Repair
Manual", the problem is being caused by my clutch/starter interlock switch.
I have called a Automotive Parts store and found out that a replacement
would cost $45, what I am wondering is, can the interlock switch be
by-passed so that I can start it without having to press the clutch peddle
Of course, you might tell me this would not be all that wise of an attempt,
but can it be done and which wires would need to be temporarily jumped?
There are 2 pink, 2 green, 1 tan with a red stripe, and 1 brown wire at the
connector. In order to get the vehicle to start, I have to press the clutch
several times to get it to close the contacts or could this be caused by the
starter's solenoid not engaging? There have been a couple times when I
pressed the peddle down and turned the key, the starter relay would click
but the starter would not turn over. Is this sounding like it may be caused
by the starter solenoid instead of the $45 clutch/starter interlock?
Please help, this is getting annoying and bother some, I don't mind the
problem with the vehicle not starting when I can roll start it... but it is
still a pest.