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Old 03-02-2019, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Help?! Manual transmission “shifts,” but doesn’t engage. Dropped clutch, “click” fel

My foot accidentally slipped off the clutch while I was stopped and my foot was on the brake, and instead of stalling the car there was a “click,” meanwhile the engine kept running.

Now (immediately after) when I release the clutch nothing happens at all—there doesn’t seem to be any engagement of the engine with any of the gears (1-5, R).

Where should I start? I don’t know much about clutches.

Any chance that there’s a short term fix to let me limp the car back 50 miles?

Thanks a bunch.
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Check the drive axles that go from the trans to each front wheel, one may be broken. The one on the passenger side is most likely to break.
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^+1 what billr said. Happened to me! Easy fix.
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Thanks folks. Was the passenger axle, as predicted.
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