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Author Topic: RPM dips when clutch is pushed in  (Read 238 times)


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RPM dips when clutch is pushed in
« on: May 25, 2018, 11:38:06 AM »

The typical idling RPM at a stoplight is just over 1,000 for my car.  Lately when I push in the clutch as I approach a light, the RPMs dip to 500 and then go up to just over 1,000.  The car almost dies when the RPMs dip this low.  Why does it do this?  I don't remember it doing it last year before I put it away for the winter.  Thanks.


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Re: RPM dips when clutch is pushed in
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 10:20:29 PM »

I wonder if your idle valve is a bit sticky - maybe a run a little carb cleaner thru it?
1.8L Turbo All Wheel Drive Capri... the "GTXR2"