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Geo tracker wont shift after clutch and clutch cable replaced

OK. So my clutch went out in my geo tracker about 3 months ago and I got it fixed. It worked fine for a little over a month until one day my husband got started it, drove for about a mile and the clutch slammed into the floor and he was not able to shift anymore. So, we called our EXmachanic and he said to replace the clutch cable. So because of lack of money my husband and I put it in ourselves ............ During this process we found the firewall had cracked where the clutch cable enters. We pached it with a metal plate and it solid as a rock, however the car is not shifting. Could the clutch be out again? What could be the problem? Geo Tracker 1991 manual transmission

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    diagram of clutch pedal assembly 1994 geo tracker

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    double clutching seems to help a bit

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This is common.
it is caused because NO ON ever changes the cable at 100k miles.
it then wears a groove inside the cable and jams where you cant see.
(got my car dirt cheap cuz no one could figure this out)

the next thing to happen (toss coin) is the fire wall cracks or the clutch pedal spline strips.
full story here,
http://www.kick-fix.com/tranny/clutch/clutch-on-kick.html

now you know the why , so now correct all the damaged caused by a $45 cable.

all parts are at suzuki , every single one.

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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Look at the clutch pedal assembly itself. If there is no adjustment at transmittion end of cable,there is kinda like a plastic gear set. I think some have a lever or pull pedal up toward steering wheel and it should "reset". This of course if iy has the gear set. Iknow toyota, nissan,some kias,have this.My old suzuki sameri had it, Thats who built your tracker. The only other thing would be the throwout bearing and fork assembly witch is in the bell housing. you would feel lots of play on the fork assembly where cable gose on.

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