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95 dodge dakota starts sometimes....I suspect the clutch position switch....must press clutch harder and harder to get it to engage the starter

5 speed, no cruise.......can I bypass the switch?

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    gpister49 Apr 13, 2012

    not the switch....I bypassed it and it still happens....turn key once or twice, it clicks, then on the 2nd or 3rd try the starter engages.....I suspect the solenoid or starter relay...anyone have any ideas?

  • mike butler Apr 17, 2012

    put a test light on the solenoid wire and have someone crank it for you

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Check to see if the switch plunger is fully engaged. It could be that it needs adjustment.

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Try bleeding the clutch might just have small air pocket most cases its something as simple as that . Try it before jumpimb into something bigger

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The solenoid will cause these problems

Posted on Apr 14, 2012

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    gpister49 Apr 16, 2012

    So, replace the starter (solenoid attached I believe)? What about the starter relay?

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SOURCE: clutch position sensor on dodge 2500

Jim, I have the same problem. Looking in my Chilton's manual doesn't help much. But, if you look at the firewall from the driver's seat, where the clutch master cylinder rod goes through the firewall, you will see a plastic cylinder around the rod. There should be a wire that goes from that plastic cylinder and connects into a wiring harness. The manual says that if you separate the clutch position sensor wire from the wiring harness, and jumper the two contacts at that connection in the wiring harness, you will bypass the clutch position sensor switch. I have not yet done this but it is the recommended method of debugging starting problems. If you continue to have problems, I can email to you the section of the Chilton's manual for evaluating the starting system. At least I think I can get my computer to copy this section of the manual. The manual does not give the location of the clutch position sensor but that is the only location i can find that meets the description. I have a 1999 Ram 3500 4WD diesel quad cab.

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SOURCE: 92 dodge dakota wont start

I would start with the Starter check for voltage getting to the starter should read 12 volts at both terminals

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SOURCE: truck starts but won't engage in any gears

if you can move it into gear when its not running, id say clutch,
but if it wont go in at all, then Im thinking shift forks or linkage

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 dodge diesel 2500 5 Speed....... Clutch will

if master cylinder and slave cylinder.is good and have brake fluid is in system and no leaks.problem is in the clutch and pressure plate.

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SOURCE: Headlights sometimes cut out on a 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup

you may have a bad ground wire up by the head lights the ground spot should be with in a foot of one or the head ligghts

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