Is there a service engine soon or check engine warning light on the instrument cluster?
Check that is comes on when you cycle the ignition key on engine off. The warning light should come on for a second then turn off.
From your description it sounds like you may have a vacuum leak. Spraying starting fluid or carburator clean on the intake parts will help you find a leak. Spray the intake a wait a second or too with the engine running if your able or have someone maintain the engine rpm while spraying.
There are several thing that make an engine run. Good spark to the spark plug, correct ratio of air to fuel, enough compression from the engine and correct timing from all of these. With out a check engine light or service engine soon light on it will be difficult to narrow down why the engine is running the way it is because you'll need to rule out spark, air fuel ratio, compression and timing to determine the cause.
As for "working the clutch pedal" does that mean the engine wont crank over unless you press the clutch pedal to get it crank over?
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 AT 7:18 PM