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Old 06-03-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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98 Mustang Manual 3.8L V6 - startup problems

I just started having problems starting my Mustang. Sometimes the car will not turn over. It's not a battery problem. When I played with the shift and moved it around several times it finally started. This has happened to me 3 times in the last week. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Re: 98 Mustang Manual 3.8L V6 - startup problems

neutral safety switch? when you play with the gears are you moving the clutch pedal at all? they have a switch that won't let the car start unless the clutch is disengaged (pushed down)
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I have the same car. But yeah check to make sure the inertia switch in the trunk is down and if it isn't that then you might just need a tune up if it hasn't been done in a while. And if all else fails it might be time for a new starter
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Re: 98 Mustang Manual 3.8L V6 - startup problems

Hi Greg687,
I had the clutch pushed down like I always do, so I tried pumping the clutch just to see if that would help, but it didn't. I heard other possibilities could be something to do with the neutral switch or the wiring in the ignition switch? Thanks for your help!
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ignition switch would be a good guess.
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