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I have a 2005 chrysler PT cruiser manual shift. At times its very difficult to shift gears and they get stuck, also when i push the clutch down the car has cut off before and jerks.. What's wrong?

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  • cmeconniep1 Jun 05, 2010

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH I WILL HAVE CLUTCH CHECKED OUT!

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It is most likely the clutch slave not working correctly,have the system bled,and see if this helps,it is possible the clutch,and or slave will need replacing.

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