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It is interesting that you ask this, i have just experienced the same symptoms in my 2000 Rio. i continued to adjust the clutch cable, assuming that it had stretched however this was only a temporary fix and the proplem continued to get worse. Eventualy i lost all use of the clutch (dangerous situation when in traffic!!) what i found was the bracket at the pedal end of the cable had actually bent and fractured, this caused the clutch cable to break through its retainer. Not an easy problem to fix either, the cable retainer is one unit that holds all pedals and attaches to the fire wall and needs to be totally replaced!

I strongly advise that you check this part carefully top ensure that yours is not bending as well, otherwise you risk losing use of your clutch unexpectedly!

Hope that helps.

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Q: What would cause a 2001 Kia Rio not to engage in gear when the clutch is almost brand new?
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