Kia Forte: Manual Transaxle System / Neutral Switch

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual / Manual Transaxle System / Manual Transaxle System / Neutral Switch

Specifications
Specifications

Item
Specified
Type
ON / OFF
Operating condition
Neutral gear
Operating voltage
10 V - 15 V
Operating temperature
-30°C to 100°C (-30°F to 212°F)

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Neutral switch

Description and operation
Description

Neutral switch signal is transmitted to ECM in neutral state.

The signal is blocked when gear is changed.

When the signal is blocked, the ECM controls the fuel injection amount mapping value for 1st gear so that vehicle can start properly.

Repair procedures
Inspection
1.

Remove the air cleaner assembly.

(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Air Cleaner)

2.

Disconnect the neutral switch connector (A).

3.

Check the continuity between power terminal and signal terminal.

Removal
1.

Remove the air cleaner assembly.

(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Air Cleaner)

2.

Disconnect the neutral switch connector (A).

3.

Remove the neutral switch (A).

Tightening torque:

39.2 - 58.9 N·m (4.0 - 6.0 kgf·m, 28.9 - 43.4 lb·ft)

Installation
1.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

  

The neutral switch must be replaced with new one. (Do not reuse it.)

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