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Manual Transmission stick jammed after BRAKE Light ON for a day. 2002 Kia Sportage ONLY drives in 4th gear. Mechanic says Brake Fluid in Kia Sportage Lubes and Cools Manual Transmission? Might have gone dry and jammed Clutch and Trans. Is this problem FATAL? Or can I recover something short of replacing the entire transmission? We are Original owners and car has ONLY 85K miles on it. I am not sure I can even get a good Trade-in for a NEW Kia with a jammed trans? Right?

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Need more info on what the trans is doing , or not doing. No chance that brake fluid cools or lubes your transmission. The only possible connection is that your clutch is hydraulic which would use brake fluid , but two totaly different systems. Does your clutch feel funny?

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