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Got in my 2002 subaru impreza stick this morning and it is…

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Got in my 2002...

Got in my 2002 subaru impreza stick this morning and it is stuck in first and will not move

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Impreza yourself? What have you tried so far?

Driving it in first to see if it will loosen and move

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 11 months ago
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Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 11 months ago

Just so I am clear here, you can't get it out of first gear even if it's not running? BUT the car won't move either if you let out the clutch?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I can drive it in first. I just cant change gears it is loacked
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 11 months ago

Ok, does the shifter feel loose or anything?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
no
Subaru Mechanic: Mike V., Subaru Technician replied 11 months ago

Ok, when I have had this happen in the past the issue is usually one of the pins that hold the shift fork on the hub for the gear. Since the car will move I do not think it's a problem with the clutch, but rather something inside the transmission has come loose and has it locked or is preventing you from moving it.

One external part you can check under the car. Along the transmission on the driver side is a knuckle that connects the shifter to the shift rod. Check and make sure the bushings haven't broken apart. If they have it could be keeping you from being able to actually shift.

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