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I am having a gear shifting problem with my Kia Sportage (4x4 Gasoline engine, 2009 version). taking off from an incline drive it is difficult to shift from first to second gear (grinding noise). Also noticed that sometimes the reverse gear refuses to engage, have to shift to neautray, release clutch, then redo the normal process in order to engage reverse gear. I have had this problem since the first day we bought the vehicle from the Kia dealer here in Seychelles. I have heard that this problem is known already , but the local dealer is dragging its feet. First they agreed to change the gear-box, but twice they ordered the wrong gearbox, and I am still stuck with this problem till today. They did change the clutch plate after only 200KM, and the problem was not sorted out (mechanic noticed a discoloration on the plate apparently) Anybody who can help ? Best Regards, Paul Michaud Republic Of Seychelles

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Check your clutch fluid box located by your breaks master cylinder. Your clutch works like your breaks in that when you press the clutch pedal it uses hydraulics to disengage your clutch plate. If it's low or not working properly your clutch plate won't fully disengage and could lead to more problems.

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