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truck wont start by pushing clutch

well i have never had this problem until tonight... when i try to start my truck it wont do anything at all, that is, unless i push the clutch start cancel button. anyone have any ideas? i tried searching, but i didnt know what to try

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isnt there some sort of switch/button under where you push the clutch down to let it know that it can start?

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There is a switch on the clutch pedal that senses when it is fully depressed. Check to make sure that switch is properly adjusted or that your floor mat isn't preventing the clutch pedal from going all the way to the floor.
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Its either a normally open or a normally closed switch. It will either start with the wires cut and safed off, or cut and spliced together. I am not sure which but one of them will just bypass the clutch position switch in a pinch.

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My switch comes apart all the time when I kick the shit out of it with my big boots. It's just a simple white plastic switch. If you short the wires and have cruise control keep in mind that the engine will rev high wildly if you clutch in with the cruise control on. Normally pressing the clutch kills the cruise.
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That clutch switch is a pain. I just scotchloked the two wires together. Now my truck thinks the clutch is to the floor all the time. Just have to watch I don't try and start it in gear.

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Its either a normally open or a normally closed switch. It will either start with the wires cut and safed off, or cut and spliced together. I am not sure which but one of them will just bypass the clutch position switch in a pinch.
Don't sacrifice safety for the sake of saving a buck or two. The part is less than $15. Fix it right. If you do go the cheap route, don't cut off the connector or throw the mounting bracket away. The PO of my last truck did that crap and you can't buy replacements.
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not trying to insult anyone's intellegence here. So don't take offense. I make this post only because this same situation has happened to me and I felt like a complete idiot once figuring out what I did.

If you are like me and somewhat short. Make sure your seat is completely adjusted so that you can completely depress the clutch pedal to the floor. As I said this has happened to me. I thought something was wrong, only to realize that my wife had been in the truck and moved my seat back trying to get it back in the position I had it, only to push it back too far. I typically discover this early on a trail run when I am sitting slightly up hill.

that or the floor mat might be in the way. I am all about confirming the "obvious" and simpliest isn't the problem before diving into the completed "fixes"

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well i checked the floor mat and it wasnt in the way. i looked under there where the clutch is and just saw a bunch of wires and crap, so i have no idea what id be looking for.

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The clutch pedal has a tab on it that hits the switch. Just stick your head under the dash (or remove the section under the steering wheel) and move the pedal in and out and you will see it.

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If you don't want to purchase/install the new switch just continue to use the Clutch Start Cancel switch. No sense in the safety risks of bypassing the clutch safety switch.
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well i checked the floor mat and it wasnt in the way. i looked under there where the clutch is and just saw a bunch of wires and crap, so i have no idea what id be looking for.
The switch is mounted sort of below the clutch linkage that connects to the master cylinder. The switch has a white button about 1/2" long and attaches with a 14mm nut to a bracket. There are two wires going to the switch and connect with a white connector.
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My 2014 tacoma won’t start sometimes with the clutch all the way in. And the clutch bypass button does nothing. The first time it happened was weeks with in buying it so the dealership said the alarm system was wired into the clutch and they had to remove more wiring they missed, problem solved. Then all of a sudden the other day it did it on a road trip took 10 minutes to get it to start. Since being back in town it’s done it a time or two so I’m not even driving it right now.
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