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Transaxle problems... hello all, I have a promblem with my 2003 jetta gl. It is a manual transmission. I can put the front end up on jack stands and the wheels will turn but I can simply put my hand on the tires and I am able to stop them from moving. When on the ground, the car won't move by itself but can be pushed forward and backward. There are no abnormal noises coming from the car. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello - it sounds to me like a total clutch failure - sorry this is late and you have probably got it sorted by now. D

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