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Old 29 Sep 2016, 07:40 pm
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This just happend while driving home. Now I'm stuck.

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What is it. Clutch?
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Old 29 Sep 2016, 08:14 pm
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Check the cable end under the battery, the bushings go bad causing the cable to slip off.
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Old 29 Sep 2016, 09:22 pm
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I decided to walk home I'm only a mile away from the apartment, I spoke to a police officer he told me he wouldn't mind to leave the car parked on the side of the street, my deal now is to get over here early, try to come back over here early and get money. there's a construction team working on the road and the officer told me just to come over here just in case construction team decides to put your car away I don't have money at all for a tow truck right now I would have to wait until tomorrow and see if my deposit goes in the bank account that I can remove it
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Old 29 Sep 2016, 09:59 pm
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Could it be something simple or catastrophic.
I really hope not. I really hope I don't go for broke on this.
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Old 29 Sep 2016, 11:54 pm
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Under the hood pull out the air box and you might be able to see the top of the transmission and the two shifter cables, there should be rubber bushings in there.
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Old 30 Sep 2016, 05:27 am
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All right. I'm here again. Popped open the hood. Took the airbox out like you said. I found the cables with the bushings. I moved it a little, made a click on different position. I started the car up and lighty removed my foot from clutch and it started moving. Awesome. At least now I can move it in the same gear back to my apt.

So it's not transmission gear or clutch. What could it be?
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Old 30 Sep 2016, 05:50 am
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I found 2nd gear lol
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Old 30 Sep 2016, 06:49 am
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Check the fluid in the clutch master cylinder. It takes DOT3 brake fluid, just like your brake master cylinder. If it's okay, you need to remove the console and check your shift bushings on THAT end of the shift cables. I'm guessing that's what it is, but I'm NOT a mechanic and don't have a manual shift.
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Old 30 Sep 2016, 07:41 am
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Yes I did that and it was the culprit.
LoL's on me because when I bought the car the previous owner already bought metal bushings. Now all I need are some lock in washers to make sure they stay there and get my ass to work in time.

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A weak point for the manual transmissions seems to be the shifter bushings, but they're easy to replace. There's two bushings in the console under the stick shift and there's two bushings on top of the transmission itself. The shifting is controlled by two cables that run between the shift mechanism in the console and the transmission.

I had the situation where my stick shift went "all floppy", but by playing with the stick shift, I could tease it back into gear. Once I got it home, all it took to fix it was removing the console and replacing a worn out bushing.

Check the bushings first, it may be something simple.
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Old 30 Sep 2016, 09:11 am
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FWIW, my underhood bushings are basically gone, but the ones inside seem fine. That is what I would generally expect. Underhood is a much harsher environment, but it is probably a good practice to change them all at once.
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