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Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by CT18fireman, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    1996 Ford F350 Diesel 4x4 C&C Automatic
    Will not trip solenoid to starter
    Ignition sending voltage out when key is turned to start.
    If I jump the solenoid the starter works and truck starts in any gear. Thus I know truk will start and run.
    Once started reverse lights and alarm do not work.
    All fuses are ok.

    I am thinking it is the neutral switch in the transmission. Looking for a little backup here. Anyone have a similiar thing happen ot any ideas?
  2. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    By the info you've posted, it does sound like the neutral safety switch. Now, I'm not very familiar with Fords (or newer trucks in general) but - is it actually IN or on the tranmission, or bolted to the column under the dash like it is on older Chevys?
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    On the transmission. Ford will be open tomorrow and I will have to pick one up.
  4. Rob

    Rob PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 306

    Was your diagnosis correct ?
  5. DavidO

    DavidO Junior Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 2

    I own a 2000 F350 and I seem to remember reading that it will not start if a break light is out. (For safety reasons) You might check that and make sure that you do not have a blown fuse somewhere.
  6. DavidO

    DavidO Junior Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 2

    OOPS. That should read brake light.
  7. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Nope brake lights were good as were all others and fuses. Sory I lost track of this post. It was the switch. Apparently it burned out from a driver leaving the key on without the truck running. I don't reall understand this happening but lesson learned I guess. Was easy and only $50 to replace.