Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Neutral Safety Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Disconnect the selector cable from the lever.
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  5. Remove the 2 retaining screws and lift off the switch.
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  7. The installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Do not tighten the bolts until the switch is adjusted.
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  9. Make sure the engine only starts in P and N . Also make sure the reverse lights turn ON in R .
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ADJUSTMENT




WARNING
If the switch is faulty, the engine may start with the vehicle "in gear''. If this happens the vehicle will accelerate when the engine starts. Keep the brakes on and be ready to switch the key off instantly.

  1. Locate the neutral safety switch on the top of the transaxle.
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  3. Place the selector lever in N .
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  5. Loosen the 2 adjusting nuts to free up the cable and lever.
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  7. Place the safety switch manual control lever in N .
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  9. Note that 1 end of the safety switch manual control lever and the switch body have a hole in the ends. These holes, if properly adjusted, should be aligned.
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  11. If adjustment is required, loosen the mounting bolt and rotate the switch body until they are in alignment. Tighten the locknut to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
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  13. Loosen the adjuster nuts and gently pull the transaxle control cable to remove any slack. Tighten the nut to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
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  15. Verify that the switch lever moves to positions corresponding to each position of the selector lever.
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  17. Make sure the engine only starts in P and N . Also make sure the reverse lights turn ON in R .
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