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Unread 07-03-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
Camo Deere
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Is the battery going?

When I try to start the Jeep with the clutch fully engaged and try to crank it, nothing happens(almost like a dead battery). But, if I crank the key and hold it fully turned then slowly press the clutch in, when it gets to a certain spot it will crank over.

I have never heard of this, is this just the battery going or is this another problem?

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Unread 07-03-2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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Do you have a safety switch on the clutch linkage? You might have to clean it and put some dielectriuc grease on connection after you clean it. Hopefully this helps
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Unread 07-03-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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Check your owners manual, on my 98 there is a fuse you can put in to bypass the clutch safety switch "for off road use only". I've had the fuse in since I bought it a couple of years ago.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 07:20 PM   #4
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Yea you got a bad clutch saftey switch, replace it, bypass it or do the fuse trick.
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Unread 07-04-2010, 06:12 AM   #5
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I would really consider replacing unit, by passing this safety feature could bit you in the butt if you ever get into an accident. A buddy of mine did the same thing and got into a bender in the parking lot and insurance denied claim for altering safety features, Insurance companies suck
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Unread 07-04-2010, 08:32 AM   #6
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I would really consider replacing unit, by passing this safety feature could bit you in the butt if you ever get into an accident. A buddy of mine did the same thing and got into a bender in the parking lot and insurance denied claim for altering safety features, Insurance companies suck
I can see that happening if they found out. I'm going to look at what srwilson said and check it out and clean it, then replace if it need be

Thanks for the help everyone
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