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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Thanks for the write up. I found this very useful when I cleaned mine, even though the backup lights only worked for two weeks for me afterwards. Only thing I would add is to tie some string to the plug so you can pull it back up easy when you reinstall it.
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    nice! good work!
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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Great write up! Just bought my first XJ two days ago and yup, no reverse lights. Well, thx 2 u, now they work. Thumbs Up!

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    To Melissa,

    I just wanted to give a heartfelt thank you for such an excellent post and those great pictures. I know when you are under the Cherokee and there is greasy dirty falling everywhere, the last thing you might want to do is stop your job and take pictures so you can explain it to everyone. So I thank you for your excellent work and helpful attitude.

    Posts like this are what make an excellent forum. I'm a member of many forums from home repair to Jeeping, and they vary in quality and helpfulness. Glad to be part of XJTalk. I look forward to learning more!

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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Mine doesn't start either. I don't have reverse lights either, but I try running it threw the gears while I hold te key down. It doesn't start when it's cold I don't have spark or fuel. Might be something else though. Nice write up thanks

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    I think your neutral safety switch on the tranny is not working. You might try to remove it carefully and clean it. They are expensive to replace.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Thatsmydawg View Post
    Mine doesn't start either. I don't have reverse lights either, but I try running it threw the gears while I hold te key down. It doesn't start when it's cold I don't have spark or fuel. Might be something else though. Nice write up thanks
    I would definately say try carefully removing and cleaning the NSS just as said above, and if that doesn't work, you might look at your Crank Position Sensor.
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    Any advice on getting the sensor off the transmission shaft? I have tried twice and used plenty of PB Bluster on it but no luck. It seems to be seized on the shaft. Can I drop the trans oil pan and access the shaft from inside? I have tried everything. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedragon436 View Post
    I would definately say try carefully removing and cleaning the NSS just as said above, and if that doesn't work, you might look at your Crank Position Sensor.
    Will the Crank Position Sensor prevent the motor from cranking? I have cleaned the NSS, replaced the ignition switch and gone through the entire starting circuits and still will not crank. Right now I have a push button wired directly to the starter in order to start the engine. Everything works fine, it just will not crank normally; it will with the push button I have wired in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matchframe View Post
    Will the Crank Position Sensor prevent the motor from cranking? I have cleaned the NSS, replaced the ignition switch and gone through the entire starting circuits and still will not crank. Right now I have a push button wired directly to the starter in order to start the engine. Everything works fine, it just will not crank normally; it will with the push button I have wired in.
    I would swap the starter relay with the horn. You could have a failing ing switch
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    Default Re: Cleaning Your Neutral Safety Switch

    Also bear in mind that all the NSS switch does is allow the coil in the starter relay to ground, thus completing the circuit. If the NSS is completely shot, then you can ground the wire permanently. It will start in any gear then. Or you can put a toggle switch in to accomplish the same thing
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