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Shift Gear locked

My husband changed the rotars and brakes on his 1997 Ford 150 and now the shift gear will not move. The truck starts up fine but the gears are locked and will not move. Any ideas of what this could be?

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Possible there is too much tension on the driveline. Jack up both rear wheels and try to move shifter. I could be wrong but it's the only thing that makes sense at this point!

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