My sister was driving my car on the interstate. Said she was going up a hill and car stopped moving, did not say if it stopped running. The next day when I found out about it, car was on side of road with the emergency brake set. The car would start but after I released e-brake and put into gear would not move. Figured out that the clutch was not engaging (did not stall out when I put it into gear and let out clutch). Then, did not roll backwards with it out of gear, e-brake released and no brake). Is this a single problem or multiple problems?
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Manual transmission subarus have a 'hill holder' feature that is part of the braking system; when you stop on a slight incline, engage the clutch, and step on the brake at the same time, you can take your foot off the brake and the car will not roll backwards. When you go to accelerate and release the clutch the hill holder disengages and allows normal operation. I suspect that this feature was somehow altered when your brake service was performed. It's activated via a cable that is tied to your clutch cable; the hill holder cable toggles a switch on a mechanism that applies brake fluid to one (or two, depending on model year) brake calipers. I'd start here. If you google hill holder you should find some diagrams of what I'm speaking. I had a 1995 Legacy with this feature; I disabled when it began malfunctioning. Took 20 minutes as the bolt is in a difficult location but immediately noticed it was much easier to depress the clutch pedal. Oh yes, my malfunction was so bad (and improperly diagnosed by the local brake 'specialists') that the brakes would lock up while driving and I couldn't move the car! I destroyed my left front brake caliper before figuring out the culprit on my own.
Has your clutch been slipping a lot lately? All I could think of, maybe the clutch disc has worn off its friction surface, or the clutch pressure plate has failed. This would mean a new clutch is in order. If not the clutch, possibly an internal transmission failure.
Have you just replaced the clutch? Taken out the transaxle, and put it back in? Are you sure transmission was in good condition before this? If so, review your procedure carefully to be sure you got it all back right. Watch the slave cylinder while someone depresses clutch. You should see the little plunger move slightly out and move the clutch lever back. The lever moves the release bearing inside bell housing into contact with the pressure plate. If slave cylinder doesn't move at all, try bleeding again. The plunger has to move when clutch is engaged. I'm not sure what you mean by "will shift but won't go into gear". You mean it's actually going into a gear position and car won't move? Or it won't go into any gear, period. As if you had no clutch?
What engine? Rear wheel drive ?Sounds like shift linkage or cable out of adjustment slightly. Have a look at where cable or rod attaches to transmission for adjustment. If not sure of what your looking for get back to me with info.
Sportages uses a vacuum system to lock front hubs - turn the wheels all the way to one side, then look from behind the wheel on the side you are turning 'from" There should be a rubber hose from the vacuum fitting near the wheel opening from the engine compartment to the wheel itself. If these are damages or disconnected, the front axles will engage into 4wd but the hubs will not lock and the front wheels will not be driven by the axles.