I've been having problems with stuttering and loud popping when I change gears as if there is something wrong with the exhaust or O2 sensors. I put off having this fixed. Now my stick is sticking and won't go into gear no matter how much I push on the clutch. This happens on and off. I haven't heard the gears grinding much until now I have to almost punch it into gear. 1st and reverse are the hardest. I'm afraid to drive it because I got stuck and had to start the car while already in gear to move the car. Is this a fluid problem?
Why won't my stick go into first gear unless I turn the engine off and restart? on 1995 Chevrolet Camaro
by strawberryeve in Las Vegas, NV on January 15, 2012
ANSWER by patrick mannion on January 15, 2012
Check that the clutch fork gets full travel when a friend presses down the clutch pedal inside the car. If it moves fully I would suspect the clutch disc has failed (one of the springs popped out of the disc hub and jambs occasionally. Should be easy to diagnose.