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Why won't my car go into first gear?

I have just bought a Skoda Fabia 2001 model. It has decided that it just won’t go into first gear at all. The rest of the gears work and although it’s a little sticky getting into second it still always works. No matter how hard I try though first just isn’t happening for me?

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We assume that the clutch is okay? It may well be the pivot pin on the gearbox - they are known to seize up. See attached a link which shows in more detail:
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