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monkeyman3875
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Joined: 06 Jul 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:07 pm    Post subject: Neutral Safety Switch Reply with quote

I'm gonna clean out my Neutral Safety Switch this weekend and I was looking both at the writeup here and the removal/install instructions in my FSM and the manual said I have to disconnect the shift linkage.

Is this true? if so, how do I do it. Also, what else should I know about the NSS and how to remove/clean/re-install it. Thanks.
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88WOWJ
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Joined: 12 Aug 2006
Location: Hinesville Ga

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: Neutral Safety Switch (NSS) Reply with quote

No you do not have to take off your shft linkage.
A word of caution the neutral switch has plastic housing so dont break it
$160.00 bucks.
The NSS is on the right side of the vehicle about 6-8 inches from the frame.
The first thing is to remove the stop nut retainer. Prys off
Loosen the retaining nut.
Now you should be at the NSS.
The shaft the NSS is mounted on is tapered.
You must pry it off with care as to not break it.
I removed my none working one back in May of this year.
Broke it of course to get it off.
Good luck
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monkeyman3875
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the tech write-up here in the Cherokee forum. I like his idea to get it off, screwing the nut back on a couple turns and using a screwdriver to pry the housing off.
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JeepinNH
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Joined: 13 Sep 2005
Location: New Hampshire

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: NSS Reply with quote

I got peeved when mine wouldn't budge, it ended up broken of course. After I realized I was looking at the picture incorrectly. The center rod is what goes through the tranny to the other side. The switch slides over this rod. The nut squeezes the threads which tightens down on the rod. So the deal is to get the thread unit (actually part of the switch) off the rod and not break the plastic. Fun stuff. I tried the pry method but had a hard time finding something to pry against. I got a used one off E-bay.
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