Question about 2001 Subaru Outback
Pressed clutch in, put car into neutral when starting, let off clutch. all fine for about 1 min then it made sound, jumped forward like i had put the clutch in and put it into gear, let off clutch but didnt push gas pedal. - it jumped then turned off. now stuck in first gear. will start but if i try to let off clutch it makes sound and "feels" heavy like a weight holding the car back. Wont move.
I too say its a stuck shift linkage.
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The bushings (A, D and E) can wear out with time and use. I have seen the joint (at A) that attaches at the transmission get seized too. These parts can be removed from the car with the transmission in place. http://globalcarbrands.com/i/subaru/subaru-shifter/subaru-shifter-06.jpg
Posted on Apr 14, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I assume it's a manual transmission.
If the car will not roll backward or forward in neutral (with or without the clutch engaged) the transmission is most likely locked in two gears at the same time.
This may happen if gear selectors are excessively worn. If you are able to examine the gear selection levers external to the gearbox, ensure they are in the 'neutral' (no gear selected) position when the gear lever is in Neutral. If not in correct position, you may be able to manually reset the levers to correct neutral position and thereby unlock the gearbox.
In any case, if it's happened once, it will happen again, so get the gearbox and gear selection mechanism checked for wear or breakage.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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