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Best Way to Start After Coming to a Complete Stop!

ok well this is a problem for me... when i come to a stop light or stop sign sometimes ill stall out..i dont know if its becuase im still kinda of neverous or just not used to manual all that much yet.

someone told me i could hold the clutch down half way as long as i feel pressure give it a little gas and go...i did that a few times it worked perfect

and a few other times it stalled me out...now my car idles at about 900-1000 rpm if i put the clutch all the way to the floor and give it gas it takes to ****ing long to get my car going..

can someone give me tips or advice on how they mastered this ?

( im sick of stalling lol ) its not like i stall 10 times a day maybe 1-2 times a day but still its embrassing lol


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when i first started driving stick i would get nervous and stall sometimes. easiest way to get going is to pop the clutch a little trick is u can let the clutch out very slowly and the car will start to go withopout any gas. this is helpful in traffic. once u get the hang of driving stick u will almost never stall out as ur foot will be trained to give more gas or push the clutch without even thinking about it. u just need some practice. go to a parking loot and practice stopping and going.
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when i first started driving stick i would get nervous and stall sometimes. easiest way to get going is to pop the clutch a little trick is u can let the clutch out very slowly and the car will start to go withopout any gas. this is helpful in traffic. once u get the hang of driving stick u will almost never stall out as ur foot will be trained to give more gas or push the clutch without even thinking about it. u just need some practice. go to a parking loot and practice stopping and going.
When I drove my dad's ~1989 S10 He told me when coming to a complete stop pull the shifter in to neutral and you don't have to hold down the clutch to do this. Though If it was me and I was coming up to a light and not a stop sign I would coast when I could see the red light, or if its green speed up. Though I don't drive manuals usually and I stalled out on a highway Not fun.
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thank you for the help guys. ya im getting the hang of it pretty good...its just sometimes my nervs kick in...or i give it to much gas or let the clutch out to soon....i think ill go to a parking lot this weekend and try it.

any i info helps...its just hard getting used to is all..sometimes i can find the sweet spot and go sometimes i stall......ive never tried to just let the clutch out without giving it gas. i was always told after coming to a stop i had to give it the gas and clutch to go...but what ur saying is i can have it in first let the clutch out and roll...once i feel it start to roll then give it a little gas ? and ill be ok

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what i was trying to say is if ur sitting in stop and go traffic and need to move up couple feet at a time u can let the clutch out slowly and it will go without any gas.
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someone told me i could hold the clutch down half way as long as i feel pressure give it a little gas and go...i did that a few times it worked perfect
You prolly know this, but just make sure you are not using the clutch and gas to hold your car on a hill. If you do, you'll be replacing your clutch pretty soon.

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thank u for the info Will ya no hills around here all flat so im ok in that aspect. im just woundering for a dead stop a stop sgin how can i get it to go with out stalling but not taking 5 mins to rev it up right and go lol

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Practice man. The clutch and gas thing is all about timing. There is no substitute for practice. Just be patient with yourself. You'll get it after awhile.

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