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Suzuki sidekick clutch problem

I have a 1991 suzuki sidekick with manual transmission. The clutch cable was just recently replaced. When I put the car into reverse, it works fine. When I shift into any other gear the engine will rev up but the car won't actually move, as if it's in neutral. help!

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  • elexia15 May 27, 2009

    I don't think the shift cables have been touched. All I know for certain is that the clutch cable was replaced (not too sure if that's the same thing :S

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Reverse gear is lower than other gears. (dosen't require a lot of torque to move car) Likely the clutch is worn and needs replacement.

  • Mike Vincent
    Mike Vincent May 11, 2010

    was the shift cables taken off? this could be your problem if they were placed on the trans wrong.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Car turns on, but when put into gear will not move or go in reverse? What could be the problem??



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Check the cable clearance. Too much clearance will cause clutch slippage or total clutch disengagement. Adjust the cable so that the clutch pedal will be hard to press by hand .5 to .75 inch from its initial point.

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