My car wont allow me to shift into any gear when the engi...

My car wont allow me to shift into any gear when the engine is running and the clutch is pressed Mechanic's Assistant: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting? But it goes into gear whent eh engi...

My car wont allow me to shift into any gear when the engine is running and the clutch is pressed Mechanic's Assistant: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting? But it goes into gear whent eh engine is off without me pressing the clutch Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? No the clutch has never slipped 2008 hyundai tuscon gls Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Tucson yourself? What have you tried so far? Nothing as of yet becuase its late but i am thinking of trying tomorrow to check the fluid level gear Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? Thats it

Automotive Expert
Hello and welcome to you hear a grinding noise when you try to put it into gear with the engine running?

That happens less often when I usually am moving like forward and try to put the car in reverse fastBut that's like I said less often I either don't engage properlybut this one is totally different like when i am driving home i had to use force to put it into gearnah i am good with the texting
Automotive Expert
Does this happen in all gears? Or only in first and reverse?

All gearsBut when the engine is off. It can go into any gear with close to know effort
Automotive Expert
Okay there are two things that will cause the problem you are having... You either have a bad pressure plate ... or the clutch is not engaging. Do you know if your clutch is Hydraulic or does it have a clutch cable that actuated the clutch?

Don't knowIt's a 2008 Hyundai Tucson glsManual transmission
Automotive Expert
Ok.... give me your VIN number and I will check and see if you have a hydraulic clutch or a manual clutch please

Sureone second

I have sent it
Automotive Expert
Ok...give me a few minutes to check.

Automotive Expert
OK your vehicle has a hydraulic clutch which means that there is no clutch cable between the pedal and the actual clutch, it is hydraulic we activate it... So the first thing I would do is attempt to bleed the clutch to make sure there is no air in the system... I need you to look at the area on the transmission where the hydraulic line runs from the master cylinder to the transmission you will see a bleeder valve... If it anytime you become confused with what I am saying just let me know and I will try to explain it in a different way but I am going to assume that you have some mechanical knowledge that you will know what I am talking about. So let me know if you know what a bleeder valve looks like before we go any further.

nope i dont know
Automotive Expert
Okay well what you need to do is attempt to bleed the clutch, this is done by opening the bleeder valve and having someone step on the clutch pedal until it goes to the floor and then closing the bleeder valve before you release the clutch pedal... This is to be repeated at least five or six times, or until a steady stream of fluid comes out of the bleeder valve. Once that happens the clutch is properly bled, and we can then see if that was the reason that the vehicle was not going into gear. If you are going to be performing this yourself I would suggest having someone with some mechanical knowledge to help you because this is not the type of a repair for a novice to perform if after bleeding the clutch you still have a problem then I would have the transmission removed because the pressure plate is most likely the culprit and would need to be replaced, but the least intrusive test that we can perform is to bleed the clutch to see if that is what the problem is.I'm not trying to be rude bu saying the word Novice. But I also don't want you to tear into your vehicle without some knowledge of how the clutch system operates.

No you good.
Automotive Expert
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You have been really helpful.I will def rate wellIt's 1:20 am in the morning and I have no one with me that's why I have to wait till laterBut I'll rate you nowThanks for the help
Automotive Expert
Ok. Best of luck

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