my 2007 forester is shuting off when i go to stop and push in the clutch to 1st gear. its also makeing a skircking sound evey time i push in the clutch
manual transmisson/ clutch on 2007 Subaru Forester
If you have installed winter floor mats then be sure it is not pushed up and stopping the pedal from going all the way to the floor.
Sounds like a release bearing. Get it checked by a repair shop.