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I need to depress clutch to start engine but something went wrong and now engine won't start, clutch seems to operate fine

Engine won't start because of clutch engagement

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Have you checked the clutch pedal switch under the dash?

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so , it seems the engine does start in gear, with clutch depressed.
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I can not decode, stuck in gear. elaborate that.
nor "
"still stuck"
the only clue here, is
"stalls when clutch is let out."

this last statement makes me presume you depressed the clutch
then turn the key to start, it started
and when you let the clutch out, the engine stalls
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