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Difficult shifting into gears

It has become very difficult to put the shifter into certain gears at times. It can occur randomly with any of 1-5 or R. This becomes worse when it's cold out, but can remain after warmed up. At times it is impossible to place into gear from neutral, even after "double-clutching".

The clutch fluid reservoir was a bit low, but has since been filled.

The local repair shop inspected the linkage from below and couldn't find any problems, or lack of lubrication.

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I would look at the clutch itself, if the fluid was low has it got a leak? if the hydraulic system is low and it is leaking you will not have enough travel to engage the clutch. or the pressure plate of the clutch is not releasing the clutch correctly. You should take it to a good transmission shop, who will most likely find the solution.

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