REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The neutral safety switch used on models equipped with a automatic transaxle also acts as the back-up light switch.
The mounting location of the neutral safety switch does not provide for adjustment of the switch position when installed. If the engine will not start in P or N, or if it will start in R or any of the D ranges, check the control linkage adjustment and/or replace with a known good switch.
- Set the parking brake.
- Disconnect the battery negative cable.
- If necessary, remove the two managed air valve supply rear hoses and disconnect all necessary vacuum lines from the managed air valve.
- If necessary, remove the managed air valve supply hose band-to-intermediate shift control bracket attaching screw.
- If equipped, unfasten the throttle valve lever nut and washer, hold the lever stationary while loosening it to prevent internal damage, then remove the lever from the throttle valve shaft.
- Unplug the wire connector from the neutral safety switch.
- Unfasten the two retaining screws from the neutral start switch and remove the switch.
- Place the switch on the manual shift shaft and loosely install the retaining bolts.
- Use a No. 43 drill (0.089 in./2.26mm) and insert it into the switch to set the contacts.
- Tighten the retaining screws of the switch and remove the drill.
- Attach the switch electrical connector.
- If removed, attach the throttle valve lever, lockwasher and nut. Hold the lever stationary while tightening the nut and tighten to 7.5-9.5 ft. lbs. (10-13 Nm).
- If removed, install the managed air valve supply hose band-to-intermediate shift control bracket attaching screw.
- If removed, attach all the hoses to the managed air valve that were disconnected during removal.
- Connect negative battery cable.
- Check the ignition switch for proper starting in P or N . Also make certain that the start circuit cannot be actuated in the D or R position and that the column is locked in the LOCK position.