1996 Plymouth Breeze Stuck in 2nd Gear

Tiny
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  • 1996 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 130,000 MILES
I just purchased a used 1996 Plymouth Breeze with a 5-speed manual transmission. It drove beautifully on the way back from the dealership; however, when I took it to a friend's, I shifted into 2nd gear and no longer am able to get out of it. I don't think it's a clutch issue, as when I engage the clutch, it disengages the gear, but even in the neutral position, if I let off the clutch, I'm back in 2nd gear. Could it be something easy like linkage, or is my transmission blown?
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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 8:35 AM

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Tiny
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I feel sure this is a gearbox issue i'm afraid. Does the gearstick move around freely the same as before or has it gone sloppy/flopping around? I
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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 10:43 AM
Tiny
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The stick moves up and down, but feels like it's only accessing 1st and 2nd, it won't move left or right at all. So it's not really floppy, as in totally loose. It doesn't feel as though the stick is doing nothing, more like it won't slip out of the 1 - 2 gear slot allowing acces to 3 - 4, or 5 - R. But up, down or in the middle/neutra postition, if I let off the clutch, it's inevitably in 2nd. Gearbox issue? Ugh.I think I just bit off more than I can chew. The only saving grace is it's stuck in a gear I can use to get around if I absolutely need to.
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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 11:04 AM
Tiny
DAVE H
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Yeah. I'm afraid it is a gearbox fault. Needs stripping down or even replacing? I'm afraid. You could try to source a recon. But will still cost $$

Sorry buddy
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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 11:08 AM
Tiny
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So I took it in to get repaired. It was just the linkage. It cost me $50 to get it fixed. Thank, Jeevus!
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 AT 12:43 PM
Tiny
DAVE H
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Glad to hear. We try our best with the info we are given. We are not alway's right? If you had said stick sloppy I would have said linkage. Happy motoring
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 AT 2:34 PM

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