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Q: Car won't drive in gear.

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My car starts, but doesn't move once in gear. I think it might be the clutch.

A: Hello, I assume your car has a manual trans...

Hello, I assume your car has a manual transmission. If you can push the clutch in and put it into a different gear, then the engine should rev and the car will move when the clutch is released and you give it some throttle. Since the car is not moving, then you are correct, that the clutch needs to be replaced. I would recommend having a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, help you with your repair.

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