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I could not select my gears. the only way was by turning off the engine then put it into gear. i was told it was the clutch so i paid for a new one and fitting. two days later the problem is back. was it the clutch or could it be something else?

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It still sounds like the clutch, take it back to the mechanic who put the clutch in, the problem may be in the clutch master or slave cylnder( or clutch cable if it has one)

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