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My 3rd gear started grinding then 2nd and 1st, how do I check if its the hydraulics for kia sedona 2002, or does the clutch ned replacing?

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Are you losing any fluid at the reservoir? Either way Its probably the hydraulics. normally if the mechanical units(pressure and clutch plate) were to fail, there would be immediate loss of clutch on all gears.I'm a little surprised that 1st gear didn't start grinding before the others though since pumping the clutch would build up abit of pressure in the system. Start by examining the bores of the clutch master and slave cylinder for scouring. If they're ok then replace the rubber seals(a.k.a kits in some parts) and bleed the system. Its certainly a cheaper, time saving first option before then attempting the mechanicals.

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