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Trany manual shift linkage has too much play it to go into park

There is an inch of play to and from park and reverse.

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SOURCE: plastic sleeve on shift linkage cable is broken

You cannot take the sleeve off. It comes with a new cable. Shift cable is enough for any parts man to know what you need. Generally this item is a dealer part.

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It sounds like the front pump had gone bad and you don't have any transmission line pressure from the pump. A long story short, your going to have to get the transmission rebuilt at this point. Good luck and hope this helps, keep me posted. 

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SOURCE: I reversed my car and went to shift into drive and it was stuck in reverse. Now that i parked the car it is stuck in neutral with the ebrake on and will no shift any other way

It could easily be a linkage problem, or something inside the car on the shifter internally in broken (the safety lock) may not be working. Check that first. That would be the easiest and cheapest fix. Pick a part will have these pars a dime a dozen. Good luck, hope this has been helpful.

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