ALL OF SUDDEN WOULDN'T SHIFT INTO GEAR

  • Tiny
  • amiek7882
  • 2001 Toyota Corolla
  • 118,000 miles

On my way home from work the other night, my car all of sudden wouldn't shift into gear. I noticed about a week prior that my clutch was getting soft.

I have never had the clutch replaced, so does this have anything to do with it?

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 9:20 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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So it will physically shift into gear it just wont move when letting out the clutch?

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 9:28 PM
  • Tiny
  • amiek7882
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It was, but now I can't get it into any gear. I have it sitting in my parking lot right now in neutral.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 9:54 PM
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  • saturntech9
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So you cant shift it into first gear the shifter will fight you an won let it hapen?

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 10:10 PM
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  • amiek7882
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Correct. I can't get it into any gear at all.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 10:27 PM
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Even with the engine turned off?

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 10:37 PM
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I can switch into gear with the car off.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 10:41 PM
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  • saturntech9
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That sounds like a clutch not releasing does the clutch pedal have pressure all the way down to the floor?

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 10:51 PM
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The clutch will go all the way down to the floor, but there is absolutely no pressure to the clutch what so ever :(

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 10:56 PM
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Sounds like the clutch hydraulics have failed so not as bad as the clutch failing repair wise.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 11:13 PM
  • Tiny
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Do you think that I will need the master cylinder replaced as well?

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 11:26 PM

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