Push in the clutch the car will shut off

Tiny
EAGLE TALON
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  • 1995 EAGLE TALON
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,000 MILES
Recently I've noticed when I push in the clutch the car will shut off. It is random most the time, other times its reoccurring. It is a 420a. All sensors have been replaced as far as the MAP, crank, cam, throttle body position, idle air control valve. I'm stumped. No codes either.
Sunday, February 10th, 2019 AT 2:19 PM

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Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.

Since you replaced the aforementioned components, my first suspect is an engine vacuum leak. Here is a link that shows how that is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

Start with that and let me know the results.

Joe

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Sunday, February 10th, 2019 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I'll give it a look. I've also replaced the PCV valve, and I've replaced all of the valve cover vacuum lines. Also you think it could possibly be a bad clutch switch? I'll keep you posted. Thank you
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Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 10:44 AM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

The clutch switch is only utilized for starting purpose. It won't cause a stall.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 6:46 PM
Tiny
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So I've checked out the vacuum lines and so far everything checks out. But there is something else I found. There was a small clamp on the fuel line right before the fuel rail. Does the stock 420a for the 1995 Eagle Talon come with a fuel pressure regulator? I'm going to get a pressure gauge for the fuel rail and see what its putting out.
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Monday, February 11th, 2019 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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Welcome back:
Yes it does have one. It should be on the fuel rail and have a vacuum hose going to it. Here is a link that shows in general how to check pressure and the regulator:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Let me know if this helps.

Take care,
Joe
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