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CT18fireman

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Western CT
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?
 

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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?
 

DavidO

Junior Member
Location
Georgia
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.
 
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CT18fireman

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Location
Western CT
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.
 
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