I have a 2004 Subaru Forester with 99K miles (manual transmission). I went to drive it the other, put it into reverse and the car wouldn’t budge. I tried to shift gears, thinking that maybe I hadn’t put it in reverse, but the stick shift is completely stuck. Won’t budge. Anyone know what is going on? Is it just stuck between gears? Am I going to need a new transmission/clutch? When the tow guy came, he said all 4 tires were locked up too and that he had never seen anything like this! I’m very nervous.
I believe the tranny is just stuck between gears. A good mechanic will disconnect the shifter linkage and put the transmission back in neutral. After a careful adjustment of the linkage you should be good to go. It’s also a good idea to have the mechanic check out your clutch. Your tow guy must have been new on the job if he’s never seen a binding shift linkage.