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I have a ford ka, and when trying to put it into reverse it made a weird clunking noise. And then wouldn't come out of reverse. I had to really push at the gear stick to get it out. I can't select any gears now. Would this be the clutch or the gearbox? I have been quoted £250 for a new clutch to be fitted, because its a hydraulic clutch. But I can't get it off the drive for anyone to have a look at it, I don't want to have to pay a tow truck if its something really simple.

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If the Gear is truck into unless the clutch disengages it wont shift. So start the car move slightly- if no space is a avialable jack up and let the drive wheel move- now shift the gear after depressing clutch. It must shift over now. If not repeat while the drive moves. You can now shift the car to forward gear .

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