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If you cannot shift gears on a 1999 5-speed Pontiac Sunfire how do you find out what is wrong?

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2008-08-05 23:52:47
2008-08-05 23:52:47

Clutch or Linkage?

We need a little more info, please.

Does the shifter move at all, or does it seem like it's frozen in place?

Can you get the shifter into any gear with the car running or not running?

Does the clutch pedal seem to have the same resistance it's always had, or is it mushy, or go all the way to the floor easily?

We need to know if we're troubleshooting a linkage problem, or a clutch problem. Your answers can help us figure that out.

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