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Will not go into gear

Will move a litle

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Very old car, is it still stock? that means "original" as sold new?
when was the last time it was a daily driver, last week, last decade?

I have lots of friends with sammi, (i run jeeps) that not one , has
the car is still in stock condition , after 27 years.
all have :
1: new carb, old carb died, 10 years ago and was kicked to curb.
now running webers or Harley CV carb.

2: the car has a distributor. that makes it's own spark (no brain puter)

Is your sammi stock
if yes, the FSM is free. (factory sevice manual)
click sammi icon here

my other buddy, (totally restored it is )
has a 95 Suzuki G16 engine upgrade with full harness and ECU.
Extremely common this and a very very good upgrade.

will not go into gear, the 5speed m/T gear box will not shift.
this is common, the actual shift parts on all suz, 5sp fail. fast.
plastic shift parts, (easy to find and buy and fix) ask.

will move a little..?
what will move, the car, or the shift lever?
5sp lever, not the 4wd shift lever, there are 2 levers !

in the sammi forum, read about the shift sheets.
does shifter work with rear wheels off the ground,
yes, that means the clutch is stuck , or cable is snapped,
fix clutch.
if clutch works ,then its the plastics. (or vastly more, reasons,
i rebuild them... this box,)

the 5sp, (is it) loves to fail , for shift lever.
you remove the lever. and see the plastic, BS on tip, missing or cracked
here are links to sidekick 5sp ,very simular.
see parts 19 and 27 ( 19 stops noise, 27 is the show stopper)
a missing or bad, 27 , will make the shifter so sloppy , it cant shift.
see 100s like this, i get email world over about this one part.
i can send you the actual sammi page for above.

see this 5sp rebuild page.

good luck to your.
if you need more help
login here.

sammi = slightly more simple sidekick, they are very simular.

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If it's manual, Clutch?

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