1985 BMW 318 I only have 2nd gear

Tiny
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  • 1985 BMW 318
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 158,000 MILES
I was driving along in the car when I suddenly lost the heater and some gauges. When I stoppod at the next light I could only use second gear. I have checked the fuses. Is it a coincidence that it happen at the same time or a wring problem
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Saturday, May 31st, 2008 AT 4:43 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like the shift platform is in need of repairs. You will need to get under the car to fix this issue. It is a manual transmission, yes?
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Monday, June 2nd, 2008 AT 1:38 AM
Tiny
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Yes it is a 5speed manual. I have read that it is an electrical problem in the newer ones.
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Monday, June 2nd, 2008 AT 8:53 AM
Tiny
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It is possible the shift platform has loose or broken mounts. Get under the car and inspect the shifting linkage and repost if needed.
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Monday, June 2nd, 2008 AT 9:48 AM

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