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Car will only engage into a gear when car is off. the clutch feels like it's doing nothing and won't shift when engines on.

This happened overnight. the car was shifting fine yesterday. There are no funny smells.

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If your car has a hydrolytic clutch it uses a fluid to transfere the pressure you apply to the pedal to operate the clutch mechanism between engine and the transmission. If you have a leak in the system your clutch system will loose its ability to operate. Often the leak is actually inside the chambers of the master cylinder ( pump you operate when pushing the pedal ) so it's internal so you may not actually see dripping fluid under the car. If the part that does the clutch movement ( called the slave cylinder ) is leaking you my see guild under the car or dripping from the area of the clutch. Check your clutch fluid resevor and see if it's low. If it is fill it with the recommended fluid and see if the function returns. If it does have the system checked for leaks before it leaves you stranded some place more problematic than your home.

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