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Hey guys. This is my first post here. I have a 08 evo x. My question to you guys is it normal for the evo to start with the clutch out if its in neutral? Obviously most manual cars you need to press the clutch down. Is this normal when i put it in first gear and try to start it with the clutch out it bucks foward like you let the clutch out too quick. Is this normal do these cars have a clutch switch? Thanks guy!
 

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Im saying my car will start in NEUTRAL with my foot off the clutch. But if its in 1st gear and i try to start it with the clutch out it will like buck real quick wont start but buck foward. Is that nrnal? Do these cars have a neitral safety switch or clutch switch or no?
 

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Why the hell are you even trying to turn the engine over with car in first gear and the clutch out? That is rule number one in "Driving a manual for Dummies".
 

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Wow, this forum really has grown to be full of a lot of dicks. Why don't you guys try being helpful? or is that too hard?

If the car will start without the clutch pedal depressed it's because the sensor that detects the clutch pedal position has been removed/disabled whatever.

When you start the car there is an electric motor that cranks the engine. You should never start the car without the clutch pedal depressed. If the car is in gear, and you don't have the clutch depressed and you try to start the car, then that starter motor which is attempting to crank the engine now is also delivering power to the entire drivetrain as the engine is connected to the wheels. The jerk forward you feel is that little electric motor trying to get the engine up to speed, and hence trying to move the entire car. This is bad, and you should not do it.

Never start the car without the clutch dissengaged. You can see if dealership or someone can reconnect that clutch sensor if you are concerned about it.
 

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Clutchless starting FTW!!!

Get a viper 5901, and enjoy auto start!!!

never leave your car in gear though.

if you are really concerned about it though, either return to the dealership you bought it from, or to a credible alarm installer if you do not want to tackle the task yourself
 

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ya i understand never start the car in gear without clutch down It was just a one time experiment. But i went under the dash and actually see the little white switch that is hit when the pedal is all the way down. I think its bypassed because I have a turbo timer in the car. Does that sound correct?
 

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ya i understand never start the car in gear without clutch down It was just a one time experiment. But i went under the dash and actually see the little white switch that is hit when the pedal is all the way down. I think its bypassed because I have a turbo timer in the car. Does that sound correct?
No, that still isn't right. Turbo timer has nothing to do with the clutch switch. I had a TT installed and mine still worked just fine. Take a volt meter and check continuity on the switch open and closed. The switch could be faulty. I assume it's plugged in, right?
 

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No, that still isn't right. Turbo timer has nothing to do with the clutch switch. I had a TT installed and mine still worked just fine. Take a volt meter and check continuity on the switch open and closed. The switch could be faulty. I assume it's plugged in, right?
Actually i found the switch and its not hooked up? I looked and cat find the plug to plug it back in? I dont know where it is
 

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well thats probably your issue, and yes, thats not normal.
 

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I would leave it like it is. This is handy when you can reach in and start the car without climbing in and out when you want to warm the car up. Just make sure your in neutral before turning the key.
 
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