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I'm assuming it is a manual transmission. How does it shift with the engine off? If the condition is the same, you probably have a bad shift cable. If you disconnect the cables on the transmission, How does it feel? Still stiff, it the cable(s) or something in the shifter. If the shifter moves ok with the cables off, then its in the transaxle.