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My 2002 firebird will shift into gear with engine off but not with engine on.

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  • edandcolt Aug 02, 2009

    It's a 5 speed transmission. I've had the clutch slave replaced about a tear ago and there are no leaks or clutch slippage.

  • Jerry Hardin
    Jerry Hardin May 11, 2010

    Do you have a manual transmission on automatic transmission?

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Check your clutch hydraulic system for leaks and master cylinder bypass problems. If OK, likely the clutch is worn. You didn't note slipping so likely it's in the hydraulics.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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