This morning I tried to put my car into reverse and I literally had to force it. It didn’t grind or anything, no funny sounds that I have heard, just didn’t want to go. It also felt like shifting was kind of “stiff” or tight… The car has 76K on it and I’ve never replaced the clutch, so it might just be due, but it kind of happened out of the blue. After the first incident of the reverse not cooperating, I didn’t have any problems for the rest of the day, but shifting in general still kinda felt off… A coworker said that basically means I’ll need a new clutch within a few weeks.
Is it just time for a new clutch? Or is there something I can do?
And, so I don’t get taken for everything, any suggestions on how to present this problem to my mechanic? I trust them, but I want to be as informed as possible when I go in to talk to them.