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Manual trans is stuck in 1 gear

1997 BMW Z3 is stuck in 5th gear. Clutch is working but gearshift won't move.

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This actually happened to me in my '91 taurus SHO. As they towed it off, the driver looked under the car, and noticed the gearshift linkage had slipped off. He reconnected it right there (no tools required other than we had the front of the car lifted off of the ground) and I drove home.

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