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Must depress clutch while in neutral then will be able to go in gear on 1996 jetta 2.0 manual

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Well usually you have to do so in order to change gears
anyway this maybe a clutch problem and or needs a gear shift adjustment
more likely the clutch plate

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1996 Isuzu hombre 2.2 manual trans is stuck in gear have removed the stick and put it in neutral and still stuck and stalls when clutch is let out

so , it seems the engine does start in gear, with clutch depressed.
or cranks , brakes off, and car does not move. with clutch depressed, if yes, then the clutch is not 100% seized.
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I can not decode, stuck in gear. elaborate that.
nor "
"still stuck"
the only clue here, is
"stalls when clutch is let out."

this last statement makes me presume you depressed the clutch
then turn the key to start, it started
and when you let the clutch out, the engine stalls
does it do that rear wheels (2wd mode) ? lift driving wheels off the ground.... (these proves engine not weak)
yes, transmission is sized.
no, then it is stuck in gear.

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I have a 1996 kia stortage. i changed the clutch and now it wont start. it has no spark and the fuel pump doesnt come on. i cant find a common between the two.

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If it starts easy in neutral, then the clutch is "dragging" meaning it is slightly engaged. You can adjust the clutch cable at the gearbox end by holding the outer cable with a pair of pliers or grips, careful not to crimp the cable as you could damage it, and turning the serated plastic cap to tighten the cable. If this doesn't work then either the cable is already too stretched, or the clutch bearing is faulty and needs replacing.

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1996 Geo Metro Clutch won't disengage


In all likelihood two (2) possibilities:
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Should it be the cable, this might be of help. It is turns out to be the fork, you might need the services of a qualified professional or a dealership.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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