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Clutch Safety Switch Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Clutch Safety Switch all about?

A clutch safety switch is seen in vehicles with a manual transmission because it has a foot clutch that enables the vehicle to start. It is located either on the clutch pedal itself or on the clutch master’s push rod. When the driver presses down on the clutch with their foot, the safety switch closes, which allows power to run through the ignition to the starter relay and to the starter solenoid that starts the engine. The switch opens back up when the clutch is released.

On automatic transmissions, this part is called a neutral safety switch. Since the vehicle doesn’t have a clutch pedal, the component is located on the transmission linkage which is found on the transmission. The purpose of this part is to prevent the engine from starting when the transmission is in gear. The clutch safety switch has a secondary purpose to disable cruise control if the clutch fails while the cruise control is set. In most cases, failure of the clutch safety switch will prevent the engine from starting.

Most issues happen when the switch is open rather than when the clutch is being depressed. In an emergency, the two wires that are connected to the switch can be joined together, allowing the engine to start. However, this also allows the engine to crank in any gear and can be dangerous. It should only be done to move the vehicle to a safe location for repair. A clutch safety switch may also be called a clutch sensor or a clutch switch.

Keep in mind:

  • When the clutch safety switch fails, electronic components in the vehicle will work but the engine will not start.
  • Clutch switches are usually not repairable and must be replaced.
  • The clutch safety switch is supposed to remain open when the vehicle is not in use.
  • Most failures occur in the open position.

How it's done:

  • The under dash panels are removed by the clutch pedal on left side of dash.

  • The defective clutch safety switch is disconnected and the switch is removed from the bracket.

  • The new clutch safety switch is installed and is adjusted to actuate the switch without bottoming out when clutch is pushed down.

  • The electrical connector is connected to the new switch. The clutch safety switch is checked for proper operation.

  • The shields under the left side of the dash are reinstalled. The vehicle is started in order to check the clutch safety switch for proper operation.

Our recommendation:

If you suspect there is an issue with the clutch safety switch, have one of our expert mechanics check it out right away. The vehicle isn't safe to drive even if it starts. You may also place a heavy object in front of the tires to prevent the vehicle from moving if the engine engages while the transmission is in gear.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Clutch Safety Switch?

  • Engine won’t start
  • Engine starts when the clutch is released with the transmission in gear
  • Cruise control won’t work

How important is this service?

A clutch that is not in working condition will cause the engine to start when the transmission is in gear. It will also allow the vehicle to move even without a driver, causing damage to the vehicle and other obstacles in its path. Have one of our expert mechanics inspect the part and replace it if necessary as soon as possible.

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Tibor
26 years of experience
Tibor arrived on time as scheduled, reviewed the work to be completed with me and promptly went to work. After completion of service Tibor reviewed what he had done, assured my satisfaction and departed. I was very pleased with this service performed at my residence while I continued to work at my profession.
2005 DODGE DAKOTA - OIL CHANGE
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Brandon
10 years of experience
Overall I had a good experience with Brandon as My Mechanic. I used this service to diagnose a problem with my 2000 GMC Jimmy in which Brandon ended up diagnosing the problem as a bad fuel pump. Unfortunately, replacing a fuel pump isn't a repair he offered on site which was one major downside and flaw with this service. I think Your Mechanic has a great idea to have the mechanic come to you and is why I went this route to begin with, but when your repair isn't offered on site it really defeats the whole purpose because if your car isn't running you can't drive it to where they need it and i was using this service to avoid tow fees to begin with, and on top of that when you can't have the repair done you lose the perk of using your diagnosis fee towards the repair, so I was really disappointed in that aspect. Brandon was an affable, punctual, and most of all knowledgeable mechanic whom I would recommend to others if what is wrong with your vehicle is an on site fix. He even gave me a way to contact him personally in case his diagnosis was wrong. I have yet to have the repair done, but I am confident that the fuel pump is and was the problem with my truck. Another plus was that he explained to me how he came to that conclusion by telling me his thought process along with showing me the supporting evidence of each step. He also looked over my engine to inform me of some other minor problems with my truck.
2000 GMC JIMMY - CAR STARTS AND THEN DIES INSPECTION
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Jack
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Jack was awesome. On time, helpful, and straightforward.
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Charles
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Great job. We diagnosed the problem quickly.
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Clutch Switch Replacement for 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara V6-2.5LYourMechanic Price$86.84Shop/Dealer Price$105.57 - $129.09
Clutch Switch Replacement for 2013 Hyundai Sonata L4-2.0L TurboYourMechanic Price$79.78Shop/Dealer Price$96.82 - $115.10
Clutch Switch Replacement for 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse L4-2.4LYourMechanic Price$86.53Shop/Dealer Price$105.21 - $128.51
Clutch Switch Replacement for 2002 Audi A4 Quattro L4-1.8L TurboYourMechanic Price$104.36Shop/Dealer Price$138.43 - $183.32
Clutch Switch Replacement for 1998 Toyota 4Runner V6-3.4LYourMechanic Price$111.49Shop/Dealer Price$136.39 - $178.41
Clutch Switch Replacement for 1998 Nissan 240SX L4-2.4LYourMechanic Price$92.03Shop/Dealer Price$112.05 - $139.46
Clutch Switch Replacement for 2000 Chevrolet Prizm L4-1.8LYourMechanic Price$111.68Shop/Dealer Price$136.71 - $178.92
Clutch Switch Replacement for 2009 Mini Cooper L4-1.6L TurboYourMechanic Price$127.27Shop/Dealer Price$167.12 - $229.21
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