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I am having serious gearing problems with my 2014 CRDI VENGA, 6/7 weeks ago I went to change down through the gears box from 4th to 1st when approaching a give way junction, the gear stick stiffened up and I couldn't locate any gears whatsoever, after pulling over i managed to locate 1st gear (but had to be heavy handed in doing so,, basically forcing the gear selector into gear) this continued through the gears. I managed to get the car home safely but still had difficulty in selecting any gears when parked up. I contacted breakdown, explained the problem, he checked and said there was definitely a problem and was clutch related .This is the annoying bit, i got towed to our local clutch specialist who checked the clutch and road tested the car and found no faults, selecting any of the 6 gears and reverse wasn't an issue????. 7 weeks passed without any issues until last week when this happened again? The annoying thing about it is that its seems to be intermittent and corrects itself. When i dropped the car off to my local garage it was still virtually impossible for me to select any gears and the day after they informed me that they had drove the car and it was fine. I briefly explained my experience and concerns. They are keeping the car for a few days to see if the problem i experienced on 2 occasions would happen to one the they're technicians whilst they have the car but I did say it was an intermittent fault and might not happen at all.
All comments or suggestions are more than welcome, I'm a a dead end as to why this is happening.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

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Sod's law says the fault will never demonstrate itself to the mechanic!
But it sounds like an intermittent clutch which of course is not impossible but unlikely.
I can't remember whether it is cable or hydraulic, but the symptoms seem to indicate something which jumps out of place. ie a cable outer from its socket or the end nipple out of its fork/retention device.
Still at least you dont have a Xantia which has what is officially known as a "stupid plastic clip" holding the end of the clutch cable to the pedal lever. Is there perhaps a cup which the cable end sits in tha can jump out of position?
Then if its is hydraulic, possibly a misbehaving piston/washer that sometimes allows the fluid pats instead of pushing it down the tube. Or air in the clutch hydraulic system, you can try bleeding it, but yu will need a can of the correct fluid a collection jar and a tube with a bleeding valve on it unless you are clever and don't let the end of your bleeding tube above the fluid surface in the jar. If its 2014 it needs changing anyway, it will be half water by now. (someone will now tell me that its not hygroscopic)
My wonderful (not) Marina clutch needed bleeding every month!
 

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I had a problem getting my car into gear 2 years ago


Kia replaced the clutch under warranty.
 
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