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Old 12th December 2007, 09:56   #1
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Default Palio 1.2 nv - Pressing the clutch pedal while starting the car

Is it recommended (for Palio 1.2 NV) to press the clutch pedal everytime while starting the car? I am not sure but someone told me that Hyundai recommends this procedure in Getz. Guys please suggest!!
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Is it recommended (for Palio 1.2 NV) to press the clutch pedal everytime while starting the car? I am not sure but someone told me that Hyundai recommends this procedure in Getz. Guys please suggest!!
This is absolutely untrue. That is the case with Hyundai Getz because the car doesn't start without depressing the clutch pedal. I don't know who recommended this for the Palio 1.2 NV. Is it in the owners manual?
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Old 12th December 2007, 10:27   #3
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the owners manual states that the cluctch pedal has to be 'depressed' while cranking.

I have seen many people practicing this (pressing the cluych pedal while crancking). they cite the reason that by doing this there is less load on the starter motor.
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Yep, it is mentioned in the Palio 1.2 Manual to do the same. And I do it religiously.
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So the clutch pedal has to be pushed down while cranking.

My car has done about 14k till now and I have been starting the car without pressing the pedal. I hope it hasn't taken a toll on the starter motor??
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So the clutch pedal has to be pushed down while cranking.

My car has done about 14k till now and I have been starting the car without pressing the pedal. I hope it hasn't taken a toll on the starter motor??
Its a safety feature and there wont be any load of any sorts on any starter motor even if u dont depress the clutch.
They say press the clutch while starting so that if your car is in gear it does not gallop forward or say for that matter damage the flywheel ring or starter pinion.
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Kapil, if the Car maker has given us some instructions, it should be for the betterment & longivity of Car machinery, so better we follow it.

It is not too late, you can start this practice from now on.
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Thanks Guys!! Will Follow it!
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IMHO it does not make sense, if the car is in neutral - what load is there on the flywheel anyway?
I have been starting the car in neutral - idling it for about 1 minute and then moving.
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This is absolutely untrue. That is the case with Hyundai Getz because the car doesn't start without depressing the clutch pedal. I don't know who recommended this for the Palio 1.2 NV. Is it in the owners manual?
Also in the Elantra and the new Sonanta. The car wont start unless the clutch is depressed. Think its a safety feature. I cant say about the Santro as i have an Automatic
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IMHO it does not make sense, if the car is in neutral - what load is there on the flywheel anyway?
I have been starting the car in neutral - idling it for about 1 minute and then moving.
If you can start your car without depressing the clutch pedal, then there is no need to follow the rule of depressing the clutch always. This is just a safety feature as explained by Humyum in the earlier post.

Unless the feature is built-in as in case of Hyundai Getz where the engine does not start unless the clutch pedal is depressed. They call it a "Clutch lock".
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I read somewhere that for any car, depressing the clutch while starting increases the life of clutch and gear box
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Kapil, if the Car maker has given us some instructions, it should be for the betterment & longivity of Car machinery, so better we follow it.

It is not too late, you can start this practice from now on.
A wise mechanic told me too, have been doing that regularly, do not really know the reason, maybe some one can google it.
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I think this was discussed in another thread in lengths too.

Anyways I always start my Alto with clutch Depressed, it has become a habit now.
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its jus a safety feature.my eclipse wont crank unless the clutch is pressed.and its the same for most manual transmissions sold in the US
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