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Old 02-06-2019, 08:02 PM
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Experiencing a similar issue right now, the car also sat for 3 days or so and 2 weeks ago I changed the ground strap to the battery. I am almost sure these facts aren't related, but since you mentioned removing something from the battery, I though I'd mention it.

I was experiencing an issue where the radio would lose power intermittently, as described in this thread. I changed my DME relay, made sure my wiring harness recall was performed and cleaned and eventually replaced the battery's ground strap. The last action appeared like the solution as my radio has not been acting up since. Two weeks later and the whole car dies when "pressing" the clutch (twice on a 30 minute run through the city).

Note that I suspect moisture as the culprit, we had some intense rain here.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by IXLR8 View Post
That is the 1st year of the clutch interlock.

You should Google and download the electrical schematics to see what is involved with the interlock.
My 96' doesn't have the interlock if you mean the clutch peddle needs to be held down for the starter to engage.
I would think a faulty interlock would influence starting, not running though.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by pp000830 View Post
My 96' doesn't have the interlock if you mean the clutch peddle needs to be held down for the starter to engage.
I would think a faulty interlock would influence starting, not running though.
Neither would a DME or anything else at that particular time when the clutch is released.

I still suspect an aftermarket anti-theft system.

I just checked my schematics to see what that clutch pedal switch is connected to. Not a logic relay or anything else other than cruise control.

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by pp000830 View Post
My 96' doesn't have the interlock if you mean the clutch peddle needs to be held down for the starter to engage.
I would think a faulty interlock would influence starting, not running though.
ROW 993s does not have this odd feature!
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