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My clutch is not working on my 1986 Clutch Volvo 240 DL. I have to force it into gear. What do I need to do?

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If your clutch pedal still feels normal, has the usual amount of resistance when you step on it, then it is time to have the clutch replaced. Once the clutch goes it will be extremely difficult, if even possible, to get the car to go through its gears when running. Don't wait on doing this because every time you "force" it in to gear you are destroying the synchros in the transmission. Keep doing to for too long and then you will need a new clutch AND a new transmission.

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