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Old 03-29-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Engine won't run with clutch engaged?

ok so im having a major problem and im wondering if anyone else is having the same problem or has had it.. ok so i blew my motor long story short new motor in i drove the car for a hour parked it over night. next day i try and start it it starts but as soon as i let off the clutch the car dies and the dash lights turn off and as soon as i fully engage the clutch the lights go back on and i can start the car again.

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Old 03-30-2011, 05:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: Engine won't run with clutch engaged?

http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2477272

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Anyway, which is it, the engine runs with the clutch engaged or disengaged? When you depress the clutch pedal, you're DISengaging the clutch. When you let the pedal out you're engaging the clutch.
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Check the ign. switch harness and any other plugs in the under dash fuse box and around the clutch pedal, sounds to me like you have a connection problem. 94
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yeah its when i let go of the clutch
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Do you have cluster lights when you turn on the ign. switch, or do they not come on until you depress the clutch?

Will engine crank without depressing the clutch? 94
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check your engine ground. Sounds like its not connected or its loose. Take a set of jumper cables and attatch one end to the negative terminal. Ground the other end to something solid. Then try to start it....
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Default Re: Engine won't run with clutch engaged?

the cluster lights are on when im on the clutch but when i let go of the clutch they turn off as well as the car. but when i push the clutch back in the go back on and i can start the car..

@geetee74 ill try that hopefully thats what it is
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Sounds like the clutch pedal/lever is probably pulling a plug /connection loose. 94
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