Originally Posted by jmack
Just sorta put this together when driving today.. When it's colder outside (below 10 degrees maybe or around there) the engine is more prone to almost dying when depressing the clutch in 1st when I am in stop and go type traffic. The RPM needle will fall almost to zero and then bounce back up but come close to stalling out. Seems to happen regardless of whether the car is fully warmed up or not.
What could this be attributed to?
If there are no codes or CEL then maybe vacumn leak or oil from a bad CCV/OSV plugging up the vacumn lines. Careful driving... cause if the engine cuts out you loose the effeciency of the power brakes.
Take the engine cover off and do a visual inspection of the vacumn lines and the MAF plumbing. I know when I did my valley pan project recently the line going to the valve for the Secondary Air Pump just under the MAF was cracked and fell apart in my hands... I had lots of hose left to enable me to cut out the bad piece out.