[DML] Re: Stalling when clutch is depressed
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[DML] Re: Stalling when clutch is depressed



If it is stalling when you depress the clutch pedal my guess is
something is very wrong inside the clutch. Do a visual inspection.
Look for a lot of clutch materiel debris, check the oil level in the
transmission, look for shiny metal dust, maybe have someone start the
motor and step on the clutch while you listen for any unusual noises.
I am thinking maybe the throwout bearing is gone and when you step on
the clutch (and push on the throwout bearing) it doesn't want to turn
so it puts a large drag on the motor. A large drag at idle can stall
the motor. You might have to remove the side and bottom covers, and
maybe the starter to get a good look. You will have to remove them
anyway to get the clutch and transaxle out.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, deloreanernst@... wrote:
>
> Thank you to each who offered suggestions about my stalling as I
brake to  
> stop or turn. I have only checked the Idle Speed motor so far, and
it seems to  
> still be functioning, though a little differently from what I recall
when  
> checking it about 2 years ago. In any case...
> I notice that the stalling actually occurs not when I brake, but
when  I 
> depress the clutch to downshift. I can brake until the car almost
bucks from  
> being in too high a gear, but it doesn't die until I hit the clutch.
Then it  dies 
> instantly as if I hit a kill switch. Yesterday driving home I slowed
down  
> without downshifting as I turned... no stall. A block later I
pressed the clutch 
>  before I touched the brakes. It instantly stalled. Does this narrow
the  
> possibilities of what to look at first?
>  
> Wayne A.  Ernst
> vin 11174
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