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Engine sputters when clutch/brake engaged; revs when brake only engaged

I have a 98 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Without warning, today, when I depressed the clutch and then depressed the brake as if to put it in gear, the engine wanted to stall. This happened numerous times, but not every time. To confuse me even more,if I depressed only the brake, the engine wanted to rev up. I am perplexed. Don't have a clue where to start...Electrical? Clutch? Tranny? Help, PLEASE.

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  • dtwile Jun 08, 2009

    I found the problem. A short caused 5 wires under the dash to melt together...bad news...the short was sending false info to the computer. replaced the wiring harness and all is now well.

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Good fix. Way to go.

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Check under dash where pedals are as there may be wiring there that the pedals are touching and shorting out

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