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Isuzu Hombre: I have a 1996 Isuzu Hombre that was running fine

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I have a 1996 Isuzu Hombre that was running fine for a couple of weeks after a major repair of timing chain, air idle control valve, injector orings, crank sensor, and spark plug an wire replacement. I went to town which is 20 miles away to shop at lowes anyway on the way back when I depress the clutch petal to change gears coming to a stop for a stop light the engine dies an I have to restart as long as I don't push the petal all the way to the floor it would not stall, is there a check to see if the starter switch on the clutch petal is bad or is this something else?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 years ago.

Hello, I'm Chris. Thanks for visiting Just Answer.


1) Sorry for the long delay.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

As I said already it is a 1996 isuzu hombre, it has a 2.2 liter engine with a manual tranny I haven't tried anything but checked electrical an vacuum connections on the engine

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 years ago.

So if I understand correct, idling in neutral at home. You can press the clutch to the floor and the engine will die?


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no while coming to a stoplight push clutch petal engine dies

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 3 years ago.

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX it has nothing to do with the manual trans, clutch nor pedal sensors. The engine rpm is dropping faster than the IAC valve can recover for. Usually in this case just getting the engine running its best will prevent this and allow the engine to recover. I suggest we run 2 bottles of STP in a tank of fuel then flog the intake with sea foam, clean the throttle body and MAF sensor. See if the concern is still there after 50 miles of usage.