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2003 996 Intermittent problem with ignition signal to start car

Transmission and Clutch

Vehicle Information: Model: 996; Year: 2003; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 26000;

I have been having an intermittent problem (about 1 in 10 times) when starting the car (6 speed transmission). After depressing the clutch, placing the gear selector in neutral and turning the key nothing happens. After releasing the clutch and depressing the pedal again the car will usually start without a problem.The service writer at the dealer looked at the car and couldn't reproduce the problem but said the clutch pedal seemed too hard to depress and I probably have a "clutch problem". I told him the clutch pedal pressure has not changed since I bought the car 6 years ago, I have no slippage or problems engaging the gears and no other problem with the car. I asked if there was a switch or relay on the clutch mechanism that had to be engaged and that perhaps was the culprit. He seemed unclear in that regard. I am awaiting the report from the mechanic but am not prepared to have a clutch replaced at 26,000 miles of relative easy driving and no other problems other than the intermittent start problem. Have you seen this issue before and is there anything else I should be asking them to do?

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