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Engine will go dead when you idle it down slow enough to put it in gear

Clutch won't disengage with out going dead

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If the car engine has been previously running correctly then have a good look at the air inlet pipes for splits/cracks. This will allow extra air to be sucked into the engine and so weaken the fuel mixture, cut out at idle speed. Replace any split pipes

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Lost likely your do not have carburator(s)
Fuel Injection in most model cars since 1990's.
My past experiences tell me you have a problem with TPS Throttle Position Switch. I can remember Chrysler products had similar problems. Driving along Highway speeds get off highway and engine does not Idle. Need to have diagnostic tests run checking for Fault Codes. Doubt there are any adjustments you can make.

Posted on Jan 26, 2015

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    arent we discussing lawn mower engines here..18 hp vtwin


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Not sure what you asking..but by what you are saying the carb idle speed control needs adjusted..there should be two adjustment screws on the in the middle where it hooks to the motor it is the mixture screw do not adujust..the other is located where the throttle linkage hooks to the carb..adjust that one while the engine is running and out of the right adds speed the left backs it off...adjust to an idle speed that will allow you to operate the clutch..and put in gear..just make sure it isn't one of the safety switches that is not letting you put it in gear..good luck.

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