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First off, let me explain the problem. My '06 Cobalt LS won't go anywhere in gear, as if the clutch is out, but I just got it replaced a few weeks before this happened. So let me just explain exactly what happened:
I was driving one day when it was getting a little stiff to put it into gears. Then, coming to a light in 5th, I took it out, and went to put it in 1st, wouldn't go in at all. I tried every other gear, and none would work except 5th, but then I finally managed to get it into 1st, but when I tried to go, it just started slowly coasting across the light and spitting smoke out of my exhaust from pushing it so hard. After this, it wouldn't go anywhere, as if the clutch was out, but I had just got the clutch replaced a few weeks before. I've had multiple people tell me i may need a new transmission, and I'm really hoping this isn't the issue. If it means anything, the day before, my dad had told me you can shift without using the clutch, and did it a few times to show me, then also did it the next morning when we were on out way to his work, but after that, I didn't do it at all.

It's been sitting in my garage for a bit now while I wait to get it fixed, and I've been messing with it a little to see if I can find anything out, and earlier I realized that if I put it in 1st, and slowly let off the clutch it'll slowly start to inch forward, but when i give it gas it doesn't do anything. Same thing in reverse. Any ideas? Glad to give any more information needed
 

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When your clutch was replaced, did you get a new slave cylinder? If yes, did you bleed it properly? Did you get a new flywheel or your current one resurfaced? Did you get new flywheel bolts?
 

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I didn't replace it myself, the dealership I got it from did it, but they got a whole new clutch kit, flywheel and everything. Not sure about the slave cylinder though, as I don't really know what that is. I'm learning about cars with this car lol. And when my dad was driving, it seemed pretty normal actually, I didn't think it was too bad. It was going into each gear pretty nicely, no grinding or anything.
 

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As of now it's been a while, I want to say it was replaced back in July maybe, so it's been a good 5-6 months at least. But is that your way of saying its my clutch? or just an idea to see if it works.
 

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I think your pressure plate or slave cylinder failed. Another thing you can check is stretched shifter linkage

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Easiest way to tell... start car, put in 3rd and dump the clutch. If it shuts off without any hesitation, clutch is fine. If it chokes and gags but doesnt die, clutch is dead
 

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Yea I've done that multiple times lol,in 5th and third. doesn't gag much really but just stays on like its in neutral
 

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Even though its been awhile...still go back to the dealership who replaced your clutch. There should be some type of guarantee and they need to know your situation. Sounds like something isn't allowing the gears to synch properly, but today's tranny's are extremely complex so best to have the experts take a look...
 

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ItsStoner,

I am sorry to hear you are having this concern. If you would like for us to reach out to your dealership, please do not hesitate to reach out.

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