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2005 Kia Rio Base 4dr Sedan Manual

2005 Kia Rio
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Sub-Compact
25 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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November 18, 2010, 11:12 am

Michelle F

Question: Question about clutch!

Just wondering how much a clutch job for this should run. It's been very hard ot shift & most times I coudlnr even get into first gear, yesterday the clutch went. It got "loose" & now cant get it into any gears. Hwo can I get it to shop when I cant drive it? Im paying for a tow truck!!

thank you!!!

November 23, 2010, 7:14 am

Elizabeth K

If it's hard to get into gear, but once you're in there, drives fine, the problem is probably in your hydraulic linkage, not the clutch. Here's a description of the system and how adjust the pedal height and bleed it:

If the transmission slips when you put it in gear, then yes, you'll need a new clutch. To get an estimate on the repair, use the 'repair cost calculator' link on this page.

Either way, to transport the vehicle, you can put it in gear before you start it, then shift on the fly. Here is a description of the how to shift without using a clutch pedal:

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