Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Location: TX, USA
1969 Mercury Cougar XR7
|Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:01 pm Post subject: Adjusting the neutral safety switch
|From the 1968 Shop Manual:
1. With the manual lever properly adjusted, loosen the two switch attaching bolts (Fig. 25).
2. With the transmission manual lever in neutral, rotate the switch and insert the gauge pin (No. 43 drill shank end) into the gauge pin holes of the switch. The gauge pin has to be inserted to a full 31/64 inch into the three holes of the switch (Fig. 25).
3. Torque the two switch attaching bolts to specification. Remove the gauge pin from the switch.
4. Check the operation of the switch. The engine should start only with the transmission selector lever in Neutral and Park.
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