Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Truck turns off when I press the clutch to put in second gear to turn

asked by on

I replace my truck with new engine and it would not start because of the injectors i replaced them and truck turned on right a way. Then I drove it around and when I take off it works great but when I down shift to make a turn the steering wheel gets hard and I release the clutch and press the gas it turns on again I don't know what it could be

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hello. Your engine is stalling when you let...

Hello. Your engine is stalling when you let off the gas and this can be from an engine vacuum leak, idle air control valve, or just the engine computer that has not relearned the idle yet.

Try to let the engine idle for a few minutes with the A/C off and then with the A/C on with the blower on medium speed. Then road test at least 5 miles in stop-and-go traffic to let the computer relearn the idle. If you notice a rough running engine, then you have problems that need to be diagnosed first by a computer scan and the ignition system should be checked for misfires. For help having this all scoped out, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to the site of your car to diagnose the stalling issue and guide with repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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: Running out of ideas of why my car wont start

This may be a variety of potential issues. I would start by checking the oil to see if there are traces of water in it. Also, check the water to see if you find any trace of oil it it....

Q: I'm considering buying another car and it's going to be an automatic. Is it worth it? I've never had one.

It depends. I personally like to drive the standard because you have more control, you get a tiny bit better gas mileage, and you can drive faster. It's a better driving experience. You've got to think about how far people...

Q: clutch fluid (oil) run out.

The empty clutch fluid reservoir means the clutch slave cylinder or master cylinder (or both) has failed. It happens due to wear and age. The repair is to replace both the clutch slave cylinder and clutch master cylinder and then...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...