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Hi i hope someone can help me out with this one.

Last year i got asked to pick up a friend it was on one of them a frame towing dollys, I towed the car no problem but i had an issue reversing it into a tight spot, the wheels didnt lock on and I couldnt see, after a burning clutch smell I just backed off and un hitched, the car would no longer go into any gears whilst the engine was running, and when the engine was off it did go into gear but it didnt feel the same as before, getting it into first gear, the gear stick was much closer to the stereo than before

I limped the car to a mates garage which was only a mile away shutting the engine off at any stops as it would not come out of gear with the engine running.

We got the box off and it looked like the pressure plate had sustained some damage, so got a new luk clutch kit, the flywheel seemed fine as I stripped an omega dti a fews years back and it felt rxactly the same as that, put everything back together and it eas doing the exact same thing.

Box comes out again, we thought it was the slave cylinder not depressing the clutch enough, so we changed that for a new one, still same problem.

The car has been parked up for four months now and i desperetely need it back on the road. My question is, has anyone had any similar problem to this? How did you fix it?
Is there a special method of setting the pressure plate up before the clutch goes in? Thanks for reading, any help greatly appreciated
 

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Hi, First I must admit I have no experience of a manual Omega, however reading your account, to me, the business of the gear stick apparently moving forward in position does not tie up with what I would have expected from a knackered clutch. I would investigate anything that could course that movement, start by looking at engine and particularly gearbox mounts. It is possible that the gearbox and of course the engine it is bolted to actually twisted ie the wheels didn't go round so the engine tried to revolve if these mounts were damaged it is possible engine and clutch alignment is compromised or gear shift mech is altered. Is it possible even if the mounts are OK that such a twist could have upset the gear shift linkages? You would be surprised how much an engine twists on normal load. Good luck let us know what you find.
 

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Just a quick update on this, I guess I will never find out what it was, my suspicion is I damaged the gearbox, I ended up replacing the clutch flywheel and gearbox all working, already racked up a few thou miles.
 
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