Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Switch

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Cost of Replacing a Bad or Failing Clutch Switch

If your manual car is starting without the clutch pushed in or is not starting at all, you may need to replace the clutch switch. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Clutch Switch Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 $103 $32.58 $70.00 26% $140.08
2010 Chevrolet Camaro $103 $32.58 $70.00 26% $140.08
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee $202 $97.46 $105.00 21% $258.71
2008 Acura MDX $127 $56.62 $70.00 22% $164.12
2015 BMW 750i xDrive $180 $109.78 $70.00 17% $217.28
2008 Porsche 911 $104 $33.98 $70.00 26% $141.48
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Clutch Switch?

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The clutch switch is normally located underneath the dash, and prevents you from starting the vehicle to start while it is in gear. The clutch switch is attached to the pedal linkage and is activated by the clutch pedal arm when the clutch is pushed down. This safety device was installed to prevent the driver from losing control of the vehicle. Over time, the clutch switch may go bad because it is being used every day, and due to normal wear and tear. There are a few things to watch out for that will give you signs the switch needs to be replaced.

1. Engine does not start

One of the biggest signs your clutch switch has failed is the vehicle will not turn on when you have the key in the ignition, and try to start your vehicle. Even if the clutch is pressed all the way to the floor, the vehicle is in park, and your car still will not turn on, it could be a faulty clutch switch. If this happens, the vehicle will be inoperable until you contact a professional mechanic to have your clutch switch replaced.

2. Vehicle starts without clutch pushed in

On the opposite side, if your vehicle starts without your clutch being pushed in, you have a bad clutch switch. This can be dangerous because when you start your vehicle, you have potential to lose control of it if it slips into gear without you being ready. For example, as soon as you start the vehicle it could move in a forward motion without any warning. This is a hazard to you and those around you so this should be taken care of right away.

3. Clutch switch works on a circuit

When the clutch is pressed in, the sensor is closed by a mechanical contact so the circuit can be complete between the ignition key and the starter motor. This allows the vehicle to start. When the clutch is not pressed down, the switch is open and the circuit is not complete, thereby the vehicle cannot be started.

If you engine does not start or it starts without the clutch pushed in, your car needs to be looked at as soon as possible. These are serious issues and may indicate a clutch switch problem and it needs to be replaced as soon as possible.

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Tien

20 years of experience
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Tien
20 years of experience
Showed up early and fixed my pressure switch that needed to be changed. My car has other problems so he identified what needed to be done next and was very informative. Thank you Tien
1999 HONDA ACCORD - CLUTCH SWITCH - OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Chet

38 years of experience
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Chet is always wonderful, on time, and friendly.
2007 PONTIAC SOLSTICE - CLUTCH SWITCH - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Gerron

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He was prompt, and did the job with no BS. Solid mechanic.
1995 FORD F-150 - CLUTCH SWITCH - PORTLAND, OREGON

Jonathan

10 years of experience
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did the job in miserabl cold weather couldn't ask for more
2012 NISSAN 370Z - CLUTCH SWITCH - WESTWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS

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