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Clutch barely engages, slips in 5th gear w/ fast acceleration

36,00 miles. from all indications I think I need a new clutch. Is it possible the linkage or allignment can be the problem ? how complicated would it be to repair or replace the cluthch myself ? are special tools needed ? I'm looking for the least expensive way to fix the problem. The dealership wants approximately $1500.00 to replace the clutch. Can anybody advise me ? Thanks !

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Clutch needs to be replaced and your linkage adjusted

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