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Hard shifting, want to check manual trans fluid?

Car seems harder to shift, especially when cold.

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Check first the status of the clutch fluid. If the fluid seemed to drop check for leaks in the side of the transmission and up in the pedal. If here is, the culprit is the clutch master. If there is non, have the clutch and the pressure plate checked out.

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