You're not alone, mine started doing this last week.
I have a 97 626 and it started just popping out of fifth when I took my foot off the gas. Now it won't go into fifth at all, it feels like it engages, but when I release the clutch all I get is grinding like the gears never quite got together.
Have you found the problem yet?
From what I can find out, most likely, it's either the shifter linkage bushing, or worn/broken engine mounts. I just parked mine and have been driving my other car until I get the chance to get under it and take a look.
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 AT 10:26 AM