Engine won't start after slamming the clutch

Tiny
RICEY
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  • 2003 KIA RIO
My girlfriend's 2003 Kia Rio would not start. I suggested that she shake the clutch around a bit, and/or slam the clutch down. She did so, then it stalls. If possible, when answering the question, please give a 1-10 likely-hood for each answer. Thank you.
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 9:37 PM

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Tiny
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When this happened, was the starter engaging?
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 9:38 PM
Tiny
RICEY
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No, the starter was not engaging. No clicks, no ticks, no sounds at all. It acted as it would if the clutch was not pressed at all. Lights and radio at full power
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 9:44 PM
Tiny
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Are you still there?
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 10:24 PM
Tiny
RICEY
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Hey guys, I donates $5. I was hoping to get the part and fix this tonight. The initial response from you was seconds after my post, but it's been 30 minutes now, and no follow-up. Please help!
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 10:28 PM
Tiny
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There is a safety switch on the clutch pedal. That would be my guess.
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
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Did you receive my post about the safety switch?
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 10:53 PM
Tiny
RICEY
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Ok. Sorry. It was my fault I missed the answer. Do you have any way of know the specific name of
The switch, and from where it can be accessed?
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 AT 11:39 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It is referred to as a clutch safety switch. To access it, you need to get under the dash at the top of the clutch pedal.
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 AT 12:18 AM
Tiny
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Without the physical vehicle, it is not easy to detect what could be wrong and when we provide a suggestion, you should come back when it fails to work so that we can try with others. When we ask for more details, it is because we need to understand the situation and condition.

This is a forum type question/answer site and we are not online chat therefore replies might take some time as the person attending to you might not be around. It also takes some time for email notifications and I do not know about others, but email system is set to receive mails only every 30 minutes.

Thank you.
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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 7:13 PM
Tiny
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We try very hard to help everyone we can, especially our donors, but if we can't solve the problem or our if our member is not satisfied we don't feel it is right to keep it. We have refunded your donation and hope we can help you next time.
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Friday, January 6th, 2012 AT 8:04 PM

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