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Shifter seems to have shifted

I have a 6 speed 03 celica gts. Mid driving, I noticed it didn't catch 4th gear. The stick wouldn't stay, it popped back to neutral. 1st, 3rd, and 5th gears work fine, but reverse is hard to get out of. It sometimes catches 2nd, 4th and 6th. I noticed that neutral is now closer to me. almost as if the gear shift assembly has tipped toward me. If that is the case (somehow) then that means the "even" gears are not engaging because the shifter isn't moving back far enough. Just replaced clutch assy and hydraulics this summer. No grinding or strange souds at all. Engine runs fine and once in gear, everything runs normally. Any ideas?

gear layout:
R 1 3 5
2 4 6

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  • Mark Noah Jun 27, 2012

    On my Vw all it took was to take a bolt off the gear linkage (on top of the box in my case) and rotate the whole assembly one spline in the required direction and the problem was fixed 15 min tops. Box has same layout but 1,3&5 weren't working

  • Kellie Satterfield
    Kellie Satterfield Nov 29, 2014

    Did you ever get this issue fixed? I am experiencing the same problem!

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Just ram the shifter in your booty,.....duh

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