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Engine dies when clutch is pressed in

When you go to stop you push clutch in engine dies

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  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    car shuts off while in motion. mostly after driving at high speeds. shuts off after taking foot off gas. used fuel injector cleaner, didn't help. was told it needed a battery, new battery didn't help either.



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Any noise when this happens?

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