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Q: Car not going into gear

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The clutch is out in my car and it won't go into gear.

A: Typically there are two failures that will ...

Typically there are two failures that will cause the same symptom your describing. A badly worn clutch or linkage, which is controlled either mechanically or hydraulically. Another possibility is that the clutch slave cylinder has failed. Have a certified mechanic diagnose the issue with your gears and make the necessary repairs on your vehicle.

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