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Q: Manual transmission clutch grinds and won't go into gear

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Bought car at auction. Seller drove it home for me. Clutch worked fine but did grind once and awhile shifting like clutch wouldn't fully engage. Took it back out to drive myself. Was hard to find gears so I ground it quite a bit. Then won't go into gear. Pushing clutch in with no resistance every couple times it gets stiff and grinds without touching shifter. Still doesn't go into gear.

My car has 99000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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