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Old 08-17-2016
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inertia switch

OK so i'm driving down the road this morning when my truck dies. The inertia switch has been tripped. I reset and the truck starts. There is a little damage to the front of the truck kind of like someone bumped something once. My question is do i need to replace this switch and is there anything else i need to be looking at? Thanks

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Yes, replace the inertia switch.

Once an inertia switch is tripped the first time it won't fully reset, so a bump in the road or even slamming a door can cause it to trip again.
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Old 08-19-2016
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A few years ago my 2004 Ranger XLT would stall every few weeks. The fix was to reset the inertia switch. This happened several times. One day the vehicle died while going over some rough railroad tracks. Resetting the inertia switch didn't fix it. It was towed, & a mechanic replaced the alternator. I never again had a problem with the inertia switch.
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