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When you put the car in any gear it makes a noise under the car and the shifter is not tight

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If its a 5 speed i would say check ur throw out bearings on ur clutch.

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SOURCE: gear shifter lock and car wont start

Try removing the trim around the selector and see what is jamming it - there's usually a brake interlock that keeps the car in Park until the brake pedal is held down (this activates a switch on the brake pedal arm, which disengages the lock). The way I see it, you either have a faulty brake pedal switch, or the lock itself is jammed. Look in there and see if it's something that shouldn't be there - if the shifter is being held in place by a device that is part of the car, chances are the brake pedal interlock switch failed. If you have a pretzel or something in there, well, there's your solution:)

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SOURCE: noise ... raddle

When the engine is cold, go under the car and try to shake the exhaust system at the approximate spot you hear the rattle coming from. It is most likely a heat shield for the exhaust, or a broken (rusted through) hanger for the exhaust making the noise you describe. You can probably correct it with a wire or couple of screws to secure the shield, or replace a hanger.

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy lumina, shifter on steering column,won't shift

Either the pin that connects rod to tranny is broken off, or there is internal transmission problems.

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SOURCE: sitting in driveway parking brake on popped clutch

Hopefully it's just the clutch, you may have snapped a shaft too. If the engine was just idling, I can't imagine it did too much damage, even with those miles.

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