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Old 21 Mar 2013, 10:24 am
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I have a 2005 PT Cruiser Limited Edition, non-turbo, manual transmission.

Over the last week or so, I have noticed that my car has been sluggish in first and second gears, and the rpms were much higher than typical at those speeds and gears. Yesterday, the problem grew worse, spreading into all gears (I did not test reverse) until finally it just slowed to a stop while in gear. I have tried turning off the engine and waiting a few minutes to see if it would grab, unfortunately, it does not. I am not extremely well versed in cars, but can manage to fix the easier stuff with a bit of research. Any input on where to start would be much appreciated.
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Old 21 Mar 2013, 11:35 am
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Dose the engine rev up while you are in gear. If so you need a clutch.

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Old 21 Mar 2013, 02:41 pm
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... you need a clutch.

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Old 21 Mar 2013, 11:08 pm
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What about the shifter cables? You could've gotten lucky and that just popped off
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Old 22 Mar 2013, 12:45 am
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Does the clutch slave cylinder fully release?
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