1993 Saturn SL1 won't shift.

Tiny
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  • 1993 SATURN SL1
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 25,000 MILES
I have replaced the slave clutch cylinder, bleed it 3 times. I did this because of the fact I suddenely couldn't shift into any gears ( without using alot of strength). I changed the part I thought would fix the problem. I was able to drive and shift( not easily) for about 10 blocks. I tried to drive the car and the shifting is just as bad as it was before. I also noticed that when in first gear--- ( clutch depressed) the car will drive forward. What can be the problem. I did replace the clutch close to 100,000 miles ago. Is that it? Also is there a chance the flywheel can be messed up too? I do need to drive this car for the next week coming up or I could lose my job, Is there anything I can do till next sat when I will change out the clutch, and flywheel. Please help me with the info I am looking for? Thank You for your time.( I would donate-- but I am struggling very bad. I haven't bought food in a month and now I am down to rice. Sorry I can't donate.
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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 AT 11:09 AM

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Tiny
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Here's what I need to know first is your clutch pedal hard all the way down to the floor or does it drop down before it get's hard?Let me know.
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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 AT 12:30 PM
Tiny
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The pedal is normal( meaning the normal amount of pressure that you should have). I was told by a couple of people it maybe the Throw-out bearing or the clutch itself. Will I need a new flywheel too?
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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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If your clutch pedal feel's normal and clutch isn't releasing when you push the clutch pedal all the way to the floor then most likely it's your pressure plate. If your going to do your clutch you need to resurface or replace your fly wheel replace your pressure plate, clutch disc, and throw out bearing. They sell a kit that comes with a fly wheel, clutch disc, pressure plate, throw out bearing. Let me know how it goes.
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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
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Thank You for the anwsers. I also want to thnk you for your time to help me. I will let you know what happens after the repairs are done.
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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 AT 1:35 PM
Tiny
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I bought the clutch kit and installed it after pulling the engine all by myself( that sucked too--pulling the engine alone)). I topped the fluids off and ran the car for 20-30 mins( idleing)(( was nice and quiet and rpms were ok, etc. I tried to drive forward and reverse like 4 times( went 30 feet in each direction).
Then I went to take it around the block and the 1st gear didn't act like a normal 1st gear. Then it stalled when I tried to go into second. Got back to parking spot and couldn't go in reverse at all. I did bleed it ( now that makes 5 times). Tried to see if I put cables in the wrong locations- I didn't, I am not sure if I stretched the linkage cables( they did get tugged a tiny bit when removing the engine). Is that why my car won't drive right? My cell is 773.431.9969 ( incase you can help with a verbal anwser). Please can you help with the knowledge I don't have with this. I am getting desperate-- used up all $ and lost my job due to not being able to get to work. Please help. Thanks
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Sunday, June 20th, 2010 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
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So is the white ended cable on the transmission in the top position and the black ended one in the bottom position?Also does the clutch release now?You said before if you were in first gear with the clutch in that the car would creep forward. Let me know. Also are both cable's attached to the bottom of the shifter itself?Let me know.
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Sunday, June 20th, 2010 AT 6:29 PM

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