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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Neutral safety switch question

Sometimes my truck doesn't want to start after its been run for a while then shut down. If I lift hard on the gear selector (with it in Park) or put it in neutral, it will then start. Is this a problem with the neutral safety switch, or do I just need to adjust the linkage? If I need to adjust the linkage, is there an online resource that covers doing that, since I haven't gotten a shop manual for the truck yet? And finally, what shop manual would you guys recommend for my '00 F350? I've worked on other vehicles in the past, but this is my first diesel - and my first Ford since my '65 mustang. And I haven't adjusted a AT linkage in years, so my recall on how-to is pretty weak.

'00 F350 LBCC DRW 4X4 with Spectre filter, muff delete. TS 6 pos chip in hand (Not in truck). In-bed fuel tank. 480 K miles on truck, 180K on current engine. Former FEMA hauler. Gooseneck ball and 16K 5th hitch. Has the pump and controls for air-bags, but no bags.(yet)
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 12:26 AM
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Re: Neutral safety switch question

Does the shift lever feel sloppy? There are two bolts under the steering column that loosen and cause this problem.

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Re: Neutral safety switch question

Yes, there does seem to be some slop in the lever. I figured that was just due to the fact that the truck has so many miles on it. Are those two bolts on the inside of the cab or accessable only from under?

'00 F350 LBCC DRW 4X4 with Spectre filter, muff delete. TS 6 pos chip in hand (Not in truck). In-bed fuel tank. 480 K miles on truck, 180K on current engine. Former FEMA hauler. Gooseneck ball and 16K 5th hitch. Has the pump and controls for air-bags, but no bags.(yet)
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Re: Neutral safety switch question

They are inside the cab under the steering column. They are Torx head.

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Re: Neutral safety switch question

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And finally, what shop manual would you guys recommend for my '00 F350?
The only manual I could recommend to you is the factory Ford manual. Anything else is pretty much useless. I would also tell you to order the EVTM and maybe the PC/ED if you can afford it when you order the shop manual. You can find them used on that big auction site or new at http://www.helminc.com. Shop around for price before you buy, as a used manual on the auction site sometimes sells for more than a new one!

Newest project: 1995 F350 CC/DRW 2WD E4OD. 3" DP, 4" Diamond Eye system. But I'm still fixin' the broken stuff......
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