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Old 04-01-2012, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Where is the Neautrual Safty Switch located on a 1998 Subaru forester 5 speed Manual transmission? I have a P1507 Engine code I have replaced teh IAC valve $375 checked all the lines fine i dont want to spend another $130 on a new throttle body.
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Who told you a stick shift has a neutral safety switch?
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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He's an idiot (as far as I know).
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You should remove the knob from your shifter, put it in a sock and whack the guy over the head with it.

Is this a NYC autozone?
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NOPE .... HE IS CORRECT ... The Subaru 5 speed DOES have a Neutral Switch ( albeit not a Neutral Safety Switch ) .... here's my writeup from 2 years ago:

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Old 04-01-2012, 12:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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no i live in the middle of NY and i thought the same thing too that a manual does not have one till he said i do and ferret thanks for that info i will check it out and let ya all know how it turns out
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NOPE .... HE IS CORRECT ... The Subaru 5 speed DOES have a Neutral Switch ( albeit not a Neutral Safety Switch ) .... here's my writeup from 2 years ago:

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You should roll up your manual and smack me in the nose with it. Bad guerrilla!
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I have been a member of this board since day 1, and a member of the previous board since the 1st year. We have always been here to help one another.

This is a diverse community of Subaru heads and many others. And there are threads for many NOT A SUBARU thing here also, many personal issues members feel secure about posting here. But when a member asks for help, we always try to help.
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I have been a member of this board since day 1, and a member of the previous board since the 1st year. We have always been here to help one another.

This is a diverse community of Subaru heads and many others. And there are threads for many NOT A SUBARU thing here also, many personal issues members feel secure about posting here. But when a member asks for help, we always try to help.
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They call THAT a neutral switch...???

Really...ok.
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I'll be replacing my Neutral switch next weekend on my 03. Any tricks or things to watch out for? looks pretty straight forward.
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Nope, straight forward, disconnect plug from up by Air Cleaner, remove connector from support so it us loose, then from underneath, remove and replace the switch. It will come with a new copper seal. Plug it all back in and you are good.
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