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I have a 1996 Saturn SL 1 manual transmission with 76,000, yea I do not use it to commute. While changing gears the stick just got lose. It now just moves back and forth freely. Gears do not change, still in 2nd. I can drive it, cluck feels fine but shifter just can?t change gears. What happend?

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From you're description it sounds like a shift cable failed or got
disconnected or there may be a problem in the shift control housing on the transmission. Have somone move the shifter around while you watch the shift control housing below the battery tray to see if the cable is connected and moving if it's
connected but little or no movement, remove the shift boot and
and check that end of the cable linkage. Hope this helps.

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