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It won't go into gears with clutch fully depressed JA:

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It won't go into gears with clutch fully depressed
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Customer: It has not been getting into gears for nearly a week. Sticking at times. Today been worse. I have had to turn off engine in the middle of the road to start the car in gear 1 as nothing else was working
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Customer: If possible get my husband to take a look but if not then an expert really
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Customer: No other problems
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Does it grind when you try to put it into gear with the engine running?

Also, what's the year and model of the car?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Mike it's a dodge calibre and a 2007 model.
Yes it's grinding when it does go into gear. However at times it's not going in gear at all unless engine is off which is proving dangerous on the road if I am charging gears up and it's gets stuck somewhere inbetween
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


This actually sounds like the clutch is failing or has failed. It is possible there is an issue with the slave cylinder or the clutch master cylinder, but usually if that's the case the clutch pedal won't want to return up after it's pushed down. Normally you can put the car into gear with the engine off even with a bad clutch, and it may jump or just sit there and not move. This is looking or at least sounding like it's going to need a clutch replacement to me.

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Thank you so much!

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

I was wondering if you have this resolved or need further assistance?