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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 2007, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
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gear shift stuck!!!!

can someone explain what just happened.
I drove my car tonight and it was fine just fine, then i parked it and got back in after around two hours. The gear shift was stuck in first gear and would not pull out. Really stuck. So i pulled really hard to the point where i thought i would break something, and it popped out into neutral and was a little stiff. I then got out to see if there was any leakage or debris under the car but nothing, so i got back in and it was fine. I drove it home and it was fine the whole way home. My thoughts are it was cold out, (around 19 degrees) and something froze. or there was a rock or something stuck up there and somehow lodged it self in the linkages and then came free. Any ideas, and should i take it in?
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again this morning

This time it was 6 degrees. Than after it warmed up a little and a little persuasion i finally popped it out and it started working again.
What exacly is happening?
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okay, saw the earlier post on this same issue

and figure i better get the cables and seals fixed.
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