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Clicking in stickshift when I shift gears

Manual transmission. Stick shift clicks sometimes when shifting gears. Stickshift also chatters in gear while driving

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The clicking could be due to worn shifter linkage bushings. As for the chatter you may need to replace the clutch and resurface the flywheel.

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This could be;

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There is a locking solenoid under the plastic shroud around you shifter. When you put on your brake the solenoid is supposed to pull back to release the shifter.
The buzzing you are hearing is that solenoid trying to pull back. Going to have to replace it.

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