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I heard that for a lot of other cars(DSM's, nissans, etc.) that actually unplugging the sensor where you need the clutch to crank the car puts less stress on the thrust bearing (and therefore less chance for crankwalk!... maybe?). What's your opinion on this? If it's reasonable, how would I manage to do it?

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It's doable just by fooling that sensor. But I wouldn't risk it. Starting the car w/o the clutch if its in gear sucks.
 

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i have one car i have clutchless start on and one i dont(yet) i like it just mainly for starting my car in the morning i dont need to get all the way in. never leave my car in gear. as for being good or bad for the car....i dont really seeing it do either.

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dunno about the crankwalk, but if you really wanted to have a clutchless start, I'm pretty sure it's only a matter of defeating the switch on the clutch pedal. I believe it's a N/C switch that needs to be bypassed to complete the circuit. But of course the whole point of the clutch pedal is for safety reasons so it's really up to you.
 

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I did this for my remote start... just need to short the switch.

A better option would be to tap it into the neutral switch in the tranny instead of the clutch switch, so you can start it without touching the clutch, but only when the car is in neutral.
 

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i think there is a specific sensor on the clutch pedal. meaning it has to be depressed for the car to start. something like that lol.
 

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i have mine done that way. all you have to do is cut the two wires coming off the switch and crimp them together. i enjoy not having to press in the clutch to start the car. lots of times i will just lean in the window and start it. not actually getting it in.
 

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I'm liking this neutral switch bypass idea... but won't that make you not need to have it in neutral for it to start, a.k.a. start in any tranny position!? Bad idea, or wrong comprehension? hehe
 

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I heard that for a lot of other cars(DSM's, nissans, etc.) that actually unplugging the sensor where you need the clutch to crank the car puts less stress on the thrust bearing (and therefore less chance for crankwalk!... maybe?). What's your opinion on this? If it's reasonable, how would I manage to do it?

(99 2.5rs if that matters)

That's funny because mine has the subaru equivalent of crankwalk. You can push my crank forward and backward about 1/8", lol. Its been the same since I bought the block. The previous guy had a stiff clutch.
 

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Just remember if your shifter feels weird at all to push the clutch in. I've worked on cars with deleted clutch-safety or none to begin with where the shift linkage got messed up and the owner bashed the car into something <.<
 

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Don't cut any wires coming off the switch. Unplug the connector on the switch and jump the two wires in the connector that goes to the switch. You should only need two spade connectors and a short section of wire. Cutting the connector off and splicing/crimping the wires will work, but if you want to reverse the procedure you have to find the connector you cut off and splice/crimp it back together & that is hack.
 

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Did it on my car (simply because I didn't wanna hunt through the auto harness when I swapped the MT5 trans in)

Ran a 12 guage wire from the ignition switch to the starter... use a standard spade connector on both ends... problem solved.
 
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