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I have had a manual Eclipse Crossover for 6 months, from day one I stalled when pulling away from junctions and it was even worse reversing particularly up hill. I eventually went to the garage to be told that this was down to the setup of how the power was designed for the car and was normal. Is it normal? my wife stalls as well after 6 months. The only solution is to rev the car highly and pull away like a boy racer.:sad:
 

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I can't say I know much about the design of the clutch, but the idea of having a manual transmission is that you CONTROL clutch engagement and shifts, as opposed to a TCU doing so with an auto.
Anyway, obviously apples to oranges, but...

I would ask that shop if there's a way to adjust the clutch cable. If you're stalling unnecessarily, it may be that your clutch is disengaging abnormally - which could mean a loose clutch cable. And hopefully that's the only reason for that.
Because matching "setup of how power was designed" (my interpretation being "throttle match") is only really applicable to A/Ts. Like you said, it's the driver that compensates for that clutch engagement to match the accelerator engagement in a M/T.

I would, of course, have your Service Dept check it out to see if anything's abnormal. You might even be surprised to find that, perhaps, it's something else that's causing your engine to stall. Like, perhaps, a dirty intake, or corroded terminals (which affects throttle response to a small degree... remember, we're all Drive-By-Wire these days).
Why not use that warranty as much as you can, as opposed to paying for someone to diagnose it ;)

Good luck.
 

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I have had a manual Eclipse Crossover for 6 months, from day one I stalled when pulling away from junctions and it was even worse reversing particularly up hill. I eventually went to the garage to be told that this was down to the setup of how the power was designed for the car and was normal. Is it normal? my wife stalls as well after 6 months. The only solution is to rev the car highly and pull away like a boy racer.:sad:
Hi Trofarth,
I know exactly what you mean. I have a slight slope to reverse up onto the road and can stall the engine quite easily.
Getting used to it now and like you give the engine extra revs to making sure to avoid a stall.
 

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Hi, I had my car in for its annual service and mentioned this stall problem to the service receptionist, and said I believe there is a software update to cure this problem with manual gearbox models.
I'm delighted to report that the software update was applied, and the problem has been cured completely. As it was, I was very pleased with the car anyway, and had compensated to overcome the stall problem by giving the engine extra revs when moving off, to avoid any possible stall situation. This action is now not necessary, and the car is an absolute pleasure to drive.
 
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