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Old 06-14-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
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Hey Guys . as the title states ... My car dies when i clutch in...

Driving home from work a few days ago.. coming up to a redlight. I clutch into downshift. and the engine revs just drop to zero .. didnt even sputter. everything just turned off.. anyways . got the car restarted and made it home ..

now sitting with the engine running at home ... as soon as you put the clutch in to put it in gear. the revs drop to zero again .. and the car is dead ..

Well now the car will not even start. It will try to turn over.. but seems like it has quite a bit of resistance..

The Car is a 1999 RS with a 2005 Outback 2.5 Engine ..

anyone ever heard of anything like this ? thanks for any help guys !
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
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You check for a short on the clutch switch? im assuming you have one, but it sounds like hitting that switch is killing the car, also did you have to clutch in to engage the starter? sounds like thats where i'd start.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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Sounds like your TPS is in need of replacement.

Edit: Actaully reading your post a bit more clearly you say you can have the car in neutral and it runs fine and only stalls when you put in the clutch?
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:20 PM   #4
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Sounds like your TPS is in need of replacement.

Edit: Actaully reading your post a bit more clearly you say you can have the car in neutral and it runs fine and only stalls when you put in the clutch?
That is Correct.. As of right now the car is not able to turn over at all ... when i initially encountered this problem, i was able to start the car .. it would run/idle no problem ... and upon pressing the clutch in. it would drop the revs to nothing ...

the Clutch switch seems like a likely culprit. I don't know though ?

I have never encountered a car Turning off while Clutching in?
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:24 PM   #5
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well.. I Tried starting the car with a boost again here after work ... and the car will not even turn over now ... just will not go.
I should have mentioned in my original post that the car runs off a Autronic Standalone. Would a Dead Sensor or faulty ECU Connection Perhaps be my problem>?

I suppose i will just send it into a shop for some diagnosing .. I just fingured i would see if anyone had any ideas as to what could be happening?
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:34 PM   #6
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Are you sure it's not mechanical? Is there something in there physically preventing the engine from moving? I kinda doubt it based on your symptoms, but it's something to look at.

If that's all good, my first instinct is the clutch switch. Test it out and see if it's still working correctly. I wasn't aware that one the car is running that this switch would do anything. Is there any physical linkage messing with wiring?
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