Posted: August 17, 2013 at 4:01 a.m.

DEAR TOM AND RAY: I have painful, incapacitating sciatica on the left side, most likely from constantly engaging the extremely hard clutch in my 2000 Toyota Celica. Have you heard of this association ? I’m wondering if the clutch can be adjusted so that it’s looser. Or, if not, how should I go about finding an easier-to-clutch used car with manual transmission that is not a lemon or too costly to maintain? — Jill

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