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What is the engine size, and fuel type?
When you try to start with the car in neutral, does the engine struggle to turn over?
Have you tried to start the car by only pushing the clutch down without putting it into gear?
You definitely have a weak battery because when you push the clutch down, you are removing the gearbox load off the engine which allows it to turn over faster.
Regarding the gear changing issue; do you know when the clutch+flywheel was last changed?
How long have you owned the car and do know when the battery was last replaced?
A battery isn't replaced in a service unless it is stated on a seperate invoice at the time of a service.
I believe that you have a combination of problems which involves a weak battery and bad clutch+flywheel and possibly a bad starter motor. This will have to be tested/inspected at a garage.
When it comes to the battery, this could be weakened if there is excessive load on the engine when starting the car. An issue with the flywheel+clutch can put excessive load on an engine when either component is failing.
Yes it is one of the signs of clutch failure.
I would recommend replacing the battery and first get the gear linkage reset so, you know for sure that your gearstick is in sync with the gear selector on the transmission. The possible clutch+flywheel failure can be looked at later if the linkage reset does not fix the gearshifting issue.
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Hi, just a follow-up, did you manage to get the problem sorted?