2004 Jaguar X-Type, manual, 90K miles, her name is Gwenny Recently, I was driving on the highway (55or 60mph) in 5th gear and when I went to down shift, it wouldn’t go back into any gear. I drifted safely to the shoulder and tried to put her into (any) gear while the engine was running… no luck. I turned the car off, and was able to shift into all gears. So I put her back into first and started the engine and while still stopped tried shifting from 1st to second… no luck. While the engine is running, I can’t shift into a different gear (when I try, I get stuck in neutral); while off, I can shift into any gear. There was no noise or smell when this all happened, or any time thereafter. Just prior to this incident, I had noticed that I had to really depress the clutch pedal far when starting her up, but shifting while moving was not affected. I can start the car and drive in first and reverse (and probably other gears), but if I take her out of gear while the engine is running, I can’t get back into one. I’ve been driving a stick in western PA for 25years; and have had Gwenny for 8years. Most shops are reluctant to work on a Jag even though Ford owned them from 1989-2008, and I have found the 2 Jag dealerships around me to be less than forthright.
I’d at least like to have an idea of what I’m getting into before I take her in… Any ideas??