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Unread 12-18-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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i like working ony cars but im young and lack experience. a couple times when i drove my car if i put the clutch in it would lose rpm and die. then the other night i was driving to my friends house to get help woth the clutch issue and my car began to slow down until i lost rpms and it died. i towed it to my grandpas neerby and then he left the key on and killed the battery a couple days later. i went back jumped it. it died trying to get out of the snow. i jumped it again and it ran for a good few minutes before dying when i pressed the clutch in. and then it would not jump anymore (possibly a connection issue we didnt rule that out) any ideas on what could be wrong.

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Unread 12-18-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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So the engine runs but if you depress the clutch the engine dies?

Do it do this when in gear and in neutral?

Any other clutch problems?

I don't know why you need to boost it if the clutch is causing it to stall. If the clutch has a problem (mechanical) the engine should restart without a boost. You need to have the clutch depressed to operate the starter.

This sounds really weird, not making sense.

You say while driving it slowed down and died, did you depress the clutch?

Are you sure the battery is getting charged? If your alternator is not putting out enough to charge the battery it is "possible" that depressing the clutch drags down the idle just enough to cause the alternator to slow down and not charge. This would make sense as far as needing to boost it.

Do you have a volt meter? You need at least 13 volts when running.
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im confused as well i think the starting and dying are seperate cuz its really cold here and my grandpa let the battery died. an yes it ran in neutral and seemed to run okay in gear the little i drove it but once i pit the clutch in it went to idle and wouldnt maintain it and then it would syart. the interior lights were on but no clicking or turning over or anything so i tried another jump and nothing.

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Get it running again and put a voltmeter across the battery terminals.

You need to eliminate a "not charging" situation first.
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