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This could have been bad....

I swapped from a manual to an automatic in my 2004 4x4. I've been driving it, but haven't finished the wiring yet. One example is the neutral saftey switch. I haven't wired it for the new tranny. I have to push in the non functional clutch pedal to start it. All has been fine until Last Friday.

We get in the Mach 1 to drive to missouri. I push the clutch in, start the engine, and almost immediately release the clutch. It was a new habit from driving my truck. It lurches forward, missing the stone wall by inches.

I got the switch hooked up in my truck today. Problem solved. No damage done thank goodness.
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Did you not have the ebrake on? I always leave mine on till after i've started the car and am ready to drive.
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that would have sucked Wayne.....glad you missed the wall and got your truck finished up...
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^^^What he said.... :)
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ouch... luckily you got it stopped in time.
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Wow, glad nothing bad came of it.

I learned early on driving a stick to get in the habit of putting the gearshift in neutral AND press the clutch when starting the truck. I had an old dodge that probably had a whole mile on the speedometer driven by the starter. Well maybe not that much but I had my fair share of "oh crap" moments.
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Wow, that'll get a couple wires reconnected quick.
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o that sucks
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Wow, glad nothing bad came of it.

I learned early on driving a stick to get in the habit of putting the gearshift in neutral AND press the clutch when starting the truck. I had an old dodge that probably had a whole mile on the speedometer driven by the starter. Well maybe not that much but I had my fair share of "oh crap" moments.
Yeah. It changes when you have to put the clutch in with a truck that has an autamatic that you know is in park. Frankenstein. lol.

50 starts in this scenario then one start in the true manual.
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