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I need to replace the neutral safety switch on my 89 Bronco
AOD trans.
The old one was broken so I got a new one. Put teflon tape
on it screwed almost all the way in by hand put a wrench
on it (wasn't even seated yet) 1 quick turn and it snapped
off just like the other one was.
I realize the jacket is only tin but shouldn't it seat all the
way down and should it be in neutral maybe to give it enough
room for the plunger to go in unrestricted.

This switch screws into the trans housing just above the
linkage.
 

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If either would have told me what I needed to know I wouldn't have come here and asked.
I just looked again and didnt notice a question mark anywhere.

Did you think you may have just gotten a crappy switch? When I replaced mine, I didnt use Teflon tape. Theres no pressure or anything like that.
 

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I need to replace the neutral safety switch on my 89 Bronco
AOD trans.
The old one was broken so I got a new one. Put teflon tape
on it screwed almost all the way in by hand put a wrench
on it (wasn't even seated yet) 1 quick turn and it snapped
off just like the other one was.
I realize the jacket is only tin but shouldn't it seat all the
way down and should it be in neutral maybe to give it enough
room for the plunger to go in unrestricted.

This switch screws into the trans housing just above the
linkage.
I replaced mine but didnt have the problem you are describing. Is yours a 5 pin? I think they also used a 4 pin but might have been in older units.

I think, since you are having problems, I would install it in any position other than Park or Neutral as those positions depress the plunger.
 

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I just looked again and didnt notice a question mark anywhere.

Did you think you may have just gotten a crappy switch? When I replaced mine, I didn't use Teflon tape. There's no pressure or anything like that.
I apologize for not punctuating correctly. Sometimes I don't spell correctly either. On occasion when trying to get answers I forget my command of the English language. The question was in the form of a statement,

"I realize the jacket is only tin but shouldn't it seat all the
way down and should it be in neutral maybe to give it enough
room for the plunger to go in unrestricted?"

Now that we've had our English lesson for the evening. I found my answer elsewhere.
Thank you.
PS you forgot the comma in didn't

Answer is Tighten down with deep socket to 10ft lbs.
 

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I replaced mine but didnt have the problem you are describing. Is yours a 5 pin? I think they also used a 4 pin but might have been in older units.

I think, since you are having problems, I would install it in any position other than Park or Neutral as those positions depress the plunger.
I have a 4 pin and I don't think it was defective I think they are just cheaply made.
I used teflon tape because the old one had an O ring and the new one did not.
 

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It's an apostrophe. Commas are at the bottom, and are used to separate dependent clauses, parenthetic phrases, and items in a list (among other things).
Thank you Steve.
I knew I just had to get something wrong its my wife that is was the english major.
Found what I was looking for at the Transmission exchange website.

Thank you again for your guidance and wisdom.
 

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I apologize for not punctuating correctly. Sometimes I don't spell correctly either. On occasion when trying to get answers I forget my command of the English language. The question was in the form of a statement,

"I realize the jacket is only tin but shouldn't it seat all the
way down and should it be in neutral maybe to give it enough
room for the plunger to go in unrestricted?
Well you can either take my statement in a constructive way, or a negative way. You chose to take it in a negative way, and the next time you "ask" a statement, once again few people will understand what your question is and you'll get less help.

But that's your choice. I was just pointing out I wasnt sure what your question was.
 
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