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My suzuki vitara 4dr 97 JLX wont shift in to any gear. when my engine gets hot or normal temp, but when its cold, it shifts like theres no problem at all, so what i do when i have this problem is, i pullover, and after 30mins or an hour ( once engine is cold) i start the engine and it shifts like theres no problem at all,.. my clutch pedal is a little hard they say, and my mechanic said i have to replace my Pressure plate, clutch and release bearing.... some mechanic says its just gear oil i need.. i want to save money and i dont want to be a victim of those mechanic who wants big money, coz some mechanics said i need to replace my whole transmission.. ( are you nuts?? ) so i decided to get more opinions here. i hope you guys can help me.

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