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You will need to replace the slave cylinder then. When the car is off, the clutch doesnt have to be depressed to put it in different gears. With engine on and flywheel spinning the clutch has to be disengaged from the flywheel in order to shift gears. With part of the slave cylinder broken it wont engage the fork enough to allow disengagement of the clutch disc from the flywheel in order to shift gears.
Fig. Clutch slave cylinder installation location-non turbo models
If yours is a turbo, let me know so I can provide those directions as the transaxle has to be removed to replace the slave cylinder
I have to put the vehicle in gear before start then the vehicle will only move in that gear, If i push the pedal all the way you can hear a noise; if I pull just a little to release will not release the gear. Ihave to shut down the vehicle before be able to switch gears. I just don't want to spend a lot of money on a clutch if that is not what is wrong with it
Ok, we need to have someone watch the slave cylinder and fork while you are depressing the clutch pedal with the engine running. If it doesnt extend the fork fully, then replace the slave cylinder. If it does extend it all the way then, its the clutch itself