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Shift lever is loose and will not go into gear

My 2001Honda Civic has the gear shift loose and it will not go into gear. I think the linkage is broken but not sure. How can I make sure. I have a mechanic telling me the transmission needs rebuilding. gear shifter feels loose will not go into gear cant see the linkage it is in the trans what can i do 2000 civic auto

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If it is an Automatic, there is only one cable that goes to the transmission. If it is a manual, there should be two. You will have to disconnect the cable from under the hood, and see if the levers are loose there. If they are, it might be as simple as tightening them back down. If not, the trans may need a rebuild.

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