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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 01:30 AM
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I had this happen. If I recall correctly, my mechanic said the rubber around my shifter cables had torn. He replaced the shifter cables with new ones and that fixed it.

Until I got it fixed, making sure to rev match every upshift and downshift helped me to place the transmission into each gear.
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