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Manual transmission shifter will not engage

I stopped at a light while rolling in neutral. Light turns green and before I even release the clutch I knew something was wrong because It felt like when I put it into first gear the shifter was limp and loose as if only connected to springs, and not a transmission. After testing all gear positions I experienced the same results. Shifter moves freely into all positions but no engaging of the transmission, no grinding nothing. The clutch feels normal, motor is fine.

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Sounds to me that the shifter broke, i believe the shifter has a ball end that slips into a pocket in trans. that moves for gear selection and that ball brook off end of shifter. if its got a linkage set up most likely samething either shifting arms came off or shifter broke where linkage rods connect.

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