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    Established Member Two Rings lucidor's Avatar
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    Engine dies when clutch let out???

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    No, im not stalling it. It starts fine but as soon as i start letting the clutch out the engine shuts off?? Any Ideas? I think it might be the clutch safety switch. Does that seem right?
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    Re: Engine dies when clutch let out???

    Has it been a while since you've driven the car? Did you drive through a river?

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    Established Member Two Rings lucidor's Avatar
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    Re: Engine dies when clutch let out???

    nope no rivers.

    I drove about 5 miles then I was driving out of a stoplight and when I shifted into second the engine shut off and now it dies everytime I let the clutch out.
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    Re: Engine dies when clutch let out???

    Does it run rough at all? Very,very slightly rough barely noticable. Then one night thing just would stall when the clutch was let out. Any CEL's? I had a similiar problem, it was a coil pack.

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    Re: Engine dies when clutch let out???

    Can you start the car with the clutch pedal up? I would try the switch first and see from there.

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    Established Member Two Rings lucidor's Avatar
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    Re: Engine dies when clutch let out???

    LCD says press clutch pedal to start so no I can't start with pedal up
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    Senior Member Two Rings Joesturbo's Avatar
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    Re: Engine dies when clutch let out???

    If you can start the car with the car in 1st gear (clutch pushed in) it is not the clutch - however if the car tries to move at all it has something to do with the clutch or the slave cylinder.

    Seems like your symptoms of it "all of a sudden" sounds like the clutch or slave cylinder.

    If you rev the engine and then slip the clutch does the car move at all or does it just die?
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    Established Member Two Rings lucidor's Avatar
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    Re: Engine dies when clutch let out???

    Quote Originally Posted by Joesturbo View Post
    If you can start the car with the car in 1st gear (clutch pushed in) it is not the clutch - however if the car tries to move at all it has something to do with the clutch or the slave cylinder.

    Seems like your symptoms of it "all of a sudden" sounds like the clutch or slave cylinder.

    If you rev the engine and then slip the clutch does the car move at all or does it just die?
    There is no violent shaking or anything like the engine is trying to stay alive. It just shuts off. If i rev the engine and let the clutch out the engine dies but the car does move. It now have trouble idleing. Im starting to think fuel pump??
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    Unhappy I am having the same problem

    My car quits/stalls right when i let out the clutch. The rpm's just drop to zero and it tuns off. Definitely not like a normal stall.

    Seems like it is a sensor telling the engine to turn off.

    If anyone knows what the problem could be or has had this same problem any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Mahalo in advance!

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    really bad vacuum leak? Try starting it with the maf unplugged?

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    It only happens once in a while (but A LOT more often in the past week). My car idles fine and when it does let me let the clutch out without stalling it drives perfect!

    Would a vacuum leak cause this problem sporadically? is there a sensor that could be causing this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob12312357 View Post
    Does it run rough at all? Very,very slightly rough barely noticable. Then one night thing just would stall when the clutch was let out. Any CEL's? I had a similiar problem, it was a coil pack.
    I had the exact same thing, it did this for about a week and then never did it again. About a month later it started misfiring, which was the coil pack. I never found out if the clutch thing was related to the coil pack or not but since its been replaced its never done it.



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