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My gear shift is so stiff have checked fluids they are fine, yet I am finding it really difficult to shift gears can you help

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If the gear shift is still hard to shift with the motor off, you need to look at the linkage, or internal shift forks. If it is only hard with the vehicle running, I would suspect the clutch or pressure plate not disengaging properly. You may be able to try a fluid change if it hasn't been serviced for a while.

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1 check the level of your gear box oil

2 change the gear box oil or if automatic change the fluid for the transmision.( since you say changeing gears i take it that it's manual gear box.

3 if manual the gears need over hauled giving the age of your car.

4 your clutch cable needs adjusted due ware on the clutch or if hydraulic the clutch system needs bleed with new fluid.

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