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Why won’t my manual transmission shift out of gear?

February 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

clutchlinkQuestion:

My car has a manual transmission. It will not shift out of gear. It appears to be stuck in 2nd gear.  The clutch pedal feels and works fine.  The car has a 2.4L engine and with only 74k miles on it.

Could it be the transmission linkage? Or what else could it be?

Thanks,

Tina

Answer:

Your guess is a good one. Yes, it could be the linkage.

An experienced mechanic will be able to check this idea out and properly adjust the linkage.  Linkage becomes slightly bent and / or loose. This prevents the clutch fully disengaging and allowing the shift out of or into gear.

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