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Clutch transmission will not engage

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Details please! Will it engage with the engine off? Does the clutch actually disengage? Is the clutch adjusted properly?

Posted on May 11, 2013

Testimonial: "Sorry I duplicated this issue and in the other there were more specifics. With the engine running , with it in neutral, I pull the clutch lever and it dies most times. When it doesn't die , it makes a grinding sound and will not move when I release the clutch lever "


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