1997 Saturn SC1 gear issues

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manual-transmissions
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#1

So, I was driving to work today and just as I pulled into the parking lot, I felt/heard something pop slightly and I could no longer shift. My gear shift felt loose and it would only move to where 1 and 2 used to be (this is a manual transmission, obviously). My clutch feels the same as normal.



I haven’t driven any cars in a while, so now I’m wondering if I did something wrong to cause this problem, or if I just have bad luck. (And, of course, I’m wondering what the problem is… and how expensive it is going to be to repair).



Thanks!


#2

It sounds like your shift linkage has simply become disconnected.
Or, the linkage itself may have snapped, but that is not as likely as a connector coming loose.

On a 12 year old car, I doubt that this has anything to do with you, and it is just one of those things that can happen as a car ages.


#3

I agree. Sounds like something came apart in the shift linkage. I doubt you had anything to do with it.