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2001, manual transmission, car wont crank

Depressed clutch and car will not crank any more. started a couple of times and died after a second or so, checked clutch interlock switches and checked ok. any thoughts

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  • tonyguglielm Nov 09, 2008

    depressed clutch turned key to start engine started then shut down, thus happened twice on third attemt nothing, no solenoid click, just silence. will try applying power directly to starter and see what happens. thanks for your response

  • tonyguglielm Nov 13, 2008

    Removed and tested starter relay it was ok per service manual page 8f-37 RelayTest. Verified proper operation of starter and solenoid also by jumping starter relay recpt 87 and pos battery terminal per same page

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    Loringh May 11, 2010

    Tony: Have you had any other symptoms in the past that yoy can remember that might relate to todays trouble? have there been other times when the engine did not crank the 1st time you tried to start and then it did start? Finally, has the car any history of hard starts or starting and then stalling

    The reason for the questions is to try to isolate the failure. Initially I want to zero in on the starter and starter solenoid, but neither of those relate to the car starting and then stalling.

    Get back with me, and, mayne ercan zero in on the problem

    Loringh


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MULTI-MODE MANUAL TRANSAXLE SYSTEM ADJUSTMENT
1. USING INTELLIGENT TESTER: CLAMP POSITIONADJUSTMENT (CLUTCH POSITIONADJUSTMENT)
Tech Tips
The multi-mode manual transmission system has a load controlled clutch cover (adjustment system). The pressure plate moves depending on the wear
condition of the clutch disc lining.
When removing or installing any parts related to the multi-mode manual transmission system, move the clutch actuator to the clutch clamp position. This is
for normal operation of the load controlled clutch cover (adjustment system).
If the clutch position adjustment operation input fails, perform the operation again from step (a) more than 15 seconds after turning the ignition switch off.
Note
Do not depress the brake pedal while performing the clamp position adjustment using an intelligent tester.
a. Prepare the vehicle:
Stop the vehicle.
Shift the lever into the N position.
Turn the ignition switch off.
Apply the parking brake.
b. Connect the intelligent tester to the DLC3.c. Turn the ignition switch on (IG).
d. Turn the intelligent tester ON.
e. Select the following menu items: Powertrain / Multi-Mode M/T / Utility / Parts Exchange.
f. Read the information.
g. Press the Next key.
h. Read the information.i. After checking the vehicle condition, press the Next key.
j. Read the information.
k. Press the Next key.
l. Read the information.m. Press the Next key.
n. On the Multi-Mode M/T / Utility screen, select Step 1 Clutch Position Adjustment (Clamp Position Adjustment).
o. Press the Next key.
p. Read the information.q. Press the Next key.
r. Complete Clutch Position Adjustment.
s. Turn the intelligent tester OFF.
t. Turn the ignition switch off.
u. Replace the malfunctioning parts.
Tech Tips
Perform [Initialization and Learning] after repairing the multi-mode manual transmission control system .
2. WITHOUT USING INTELLIGENT TESTER: CLAMP POSITIONADJUSTMENT (CLUTCH POSITIONADJUSTMENT)
Tech Tips
The multi-mode manual transmission system has a load controlled clutch cover (adjustment system). The pressure plate moves depending on the wear
condition of the clutch disc lining.
When removing or installing any parts related to the multi-mode manual transmission system, move the clutch actuator to the clutch clamp position. This is
for normal operation of the load controlled clutch cover (adjustment system).
If the clutch position adjustment operation input fails, perform the operation again from step (a) more than 15 seconds after turning the ignition switch off.a. Prepare the vehicle.
Stop the vehicle.
Shift the lever into the N position.
Turn the ignition switch off.
Apply the parking brake.
b. Using SST, connect terminals TC and CG of the DLC3
SST
09843-18040
c. Turn the ignition switch on (IG) with the brake pedal released.
d. Depress the brake pedal 7 times or more within 3 seconds.i. The buzzer sounds twice with an interval of 0.25 seconds.
e. Depress the brake pedal.
f. Shift the shift lever in the following sequence with the brake pedal depressed: N?E?M?+?M?+?M?+?M?+?M?E?N.
g. Release the brake pedal.
h. Depress the brake pedal again.i. The buzzer sounds at intervals of 0.5 seconds as follows (an interval of 2.5 seconds exists between each cycle).
Once when adjusting the clutch clamp position (one cycle)
Tech Tips
If the buzzer does not sound at this time, wait at least 15 seconds after turning the ignition switch off. Then, perform the procedure from step
(a) again.
i. Depress the brake pedal 3 times or more within 2 seconds.
i. The buzzer sounds twice with an interval of 0.25 seconds.
j. Depress the brake pedal.
k. Shift the shift lever to the [-] position with the brake pedal depressed.
l. Release the brake pedal.
m. Complete clutch position adjustment.
n. Turn the ignition switch off and wait at least 10 seconds.
o. Disconnect the SST from terminals TC and CG of the DLC3.
p. Repair the malfunctioning parts.Tech Tips
Perform [Initialization and Learning] after repairing the multi-mode manual transmission control system .

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