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I cant shift into gear, but i can start the car.

Do i need a new clutch or just adjust the clutch cable??
i can start the car just fine but it will not get in gear and lately the clutch padle is all the way down. so i have to press all the way down and the resistant to the clutch is about an inch or so from the bottom.

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Well it's easy enough to adjust the cable and see what happens. Eventually you're going to need a new clutch, but no cost fixes are always a bonus in the interum.

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we cant guess the tranmission. sold with car new.
ever.
I can't to me , is that its stick shift car. is it?
the problem is a bad clutch actuator (pedal to clutch main)
or bad clutch.(drags) yours is dragging , only why remains.
inspect the clutch cable yet>? and adjust free play per the book.?

the car is really an Isuzu Impulse minus some of that car's more expensive features.
Geo dead
Isuzu dead, double dead car..
the online books (alldata.com) show a clutch cable
buy a new one , i bet this one is EOL. end of life.
remove it install it and set the free play right.

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Replaced clutch and now won't shift into 1st, 3rd, or 5th gear


if it worked before why a new clutch,,,(context wins, here/??????)
ok, so you the clutch is failing,
you never posted the symtoms, not really
does car start in gear with clutch depresses, or start to move
does car take off in 1st ?
or is it just moving fast issues>????
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hard to shift. (blocks)
grinds.

my wild guess, based on no input is the clutch linkage,
was never adjustED
the side kicks (not sport 1.8L) all have
cable clutches, and the 1 inch rule stated here.
i bet you didnt adjust it or the linkage splines are damaged.
or the pedal is cracked , caused by bad cable.
always replace the cable first. is it breaks other things if not.

http://www.fixkick.com/tranny/clutch/clutch-on-kick.html


tell the full story and get ,very accurate tests to do,
and inspections.

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Clutch cable geo tracker


don't want to shift? fills a huge basket ,
1: grinds?
2: can't get in to some gears.? or all gears.? (engine running and not)?
3: clutch drags, clutch slips kills all gears, or just 5th.
drag kills them all and reverse 1st , its the canary gear. !! non synchro
4: noise.? or chatter, ****,larchig, or throwout hash ,?

here is the clutch page, link below.

the #1 failure for a gear not Selecting is a $5 fix.
the tip of the shifter shaft, plastic POS is broken, bar none this failure,#1 and sold only at SUZ, get em' while you can they are chapter 11 ANDGM/GEO is brain dead , ask them , and you get blank stares.

this can be proven, by selecting the gears by hand. running.
if failure, cant move those fork rods?
running? only
if you cant, the clutch is dragging. see why?
works stalled means the clutch drags.
can you shift to 1st stalled, start engine drive off can you get any gear? yes,if yes , constantly? with no grinding, the clutch is ok.

to do that manual shifter off test test the shifter must be removed.



the we get to the cable.
see the 1inch rule here, no guessing.
play set to spec, and you floor the pedal , person 2 sees 1 inch travel, (END new cable worry)
if it moves 1inch and the tranny can not be SELECTED.
the clutch is bad, if you can select only stalled motor.
if selection fails all time, stalled and running, the tranny is siezed.
covers every fail logged by 1000s of users

http://www.fixkick.com/tranny/clutch/clutch-on-kick.html

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1 check the level of your gear box oil

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