Had the same car cept had generator.
Anyways you have a problem when the lights stay on with the key out.
You do not have to depress the clutch to start the car. That is perfectly normal. (That was a chevy vega thing and probably other chevs)
I would PULL THE STARTER and have it checked out. It may be starter solenoid or the starter may be dragging.(Requires alot of battery juice to turn over) An auto elec. Shop can bench test it and tell. A dragging starter can pull alot of juice out of the battery and also draw power from the battery killing it. Best at the moment, until you get the starter checked over, to disconnect 1 clamp off the battery when you park it for the night otherwise the battery will be low or dead in the morning. Do it soon before you burn up your altenator and battery(which will just add to the cost)
Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 AT 12:51 AM