Q: I have to pop clutch to start car

asked by on

My car does not start unless I pop the clutch.

Hello. By the description of your problem, there can be several causes. Make certain that your battery is in good condition, and that your lights and accessories come on normally. If your lights dim when you try to key start your car, your battery may be weak, or your starter is worn, and requires more power to activate. Check all of your fuses. If this problem persists after checking these things, then take the VW to a qualified technician for further diagnosis and repair of your starting issue](https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-hard-to-start-inspection), so as not to waste time and money on unneeded parts.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I have to pop clutch to start car

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Honda civic clutch wont disengage

When you first push on the clutch until you first feel and backpressure should be no more than 1/2 inch. If you have the correct amount of free travel and have bled out all the air from the system then...

Q: Why is my EPS warning light on in my 2001 VW Beetle

Your EPC light stands for electronic power control. This is for the powertrain control system. When the computer detects a failure in the system then this light will come on because the powertrain control system can no longer properly control...

Q: My car will not turn over some alarm keeps going off and it says immobilizer mode

For this type of work, you will need to call the dealership for help the key instead of the locksmith. They installed your alarm system so they will be able to help you with resetting it or programming your remote...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.