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2003 PT Cruiser w/manual transmission won't go in reverse.

I lent my sister my car while on vacation. When I returned she told me that my car will not go into reverse. It drives well in 1-5, but I cannot get the shifter into reverse. It's like something is blocking the shifter from getting into reverse.
I am afraid that I will get screwed when I take it to a shop/dealer.. Any help would be great so I can do the work myself.

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I have a 2003 pt cruiser with the same problem.After I removed the air filter housing, I noticed the shift cable was out of place.it wasn't sitting pproperly on the pin.You might want to check yours.By the way there are 2 shift cables check both.

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LINKAGE ON TRANSMISSION IS FOULED

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