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The most probable reason for this would be a faulty gearbox......the fork mechanism inside or a synchronizer.
But first, i suggest that you check the following:
- check for any worn engine mounts, and transmission mounts, as these would cause misaligned transmission, and the gear would stick.....
- check the gearbox linkages (from stick shifter to gearbox itself), as these might be misaligned or have worn bushings.
If the above were checked and found up to norm....and given the symptoms you recited, you most probably have a fault in the manual gearbox itself, and that would need overhauling or replacing (replacing using a reconditionned or fairly used gearbox would be the most efficient and cheapest solution).
Once you remove the gearbox for replacing, i suggest that you check the clutch assembly (disc, plate and bearing), as if these are worn, you might replace while you're at it (since the gearbox is already removed).
Thanks. The linakge is worn but would not have caused the failure, same with the clutch and pressure
plate. i think the problem may be internal as i forgot to mention, once the car is moving it drives like the brakes are on. I just wanted to be sure before I sent it out. Apprciate the help.