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Ok I have a '05 zx3 with manual tranny, today I accidentally grind the 5th gear
and after that it does not engage.
it is the tranny broke or is something more simple??

also the gear lever is harder to move when in neutral

any ideas of what it could be?? I apreciate any help, Thanx
 

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Will it not go into gear at all?

Just out of curiousity ... if you pump your clutch in neutral a few times then try to put it into 5th gear, does it work?

-Ray-
 

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Will it not go into gear at all?

Just out of curiousity ... if you pump your clutch in neutral a few times then try to put it into 5th gear, does it work?

-Ray-
Thanx for your reply.

ok when I press clutch then put the gear in and release clutch the gear lever just jump out instead of staying engaged.

I havent tried to pump the clutch yet, im gonna try it but im pretty sure it will do the same.

I asked to a friend and he told me that it may be the clutch, he said that we can screw the clutch if not proper shift when in 1st, 5th and reverse.
Is that true??
 

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If the tranny will not stay in fifth anymore, the gear is not fully engaged when you are shifting to that gear. And you are now S.O.L.
So either the gearshift lever mechanism is damaged, or the shift lever in the tranny is bent.
It may even just be the shift lever cabling tips are damaged.
Cheapest bet" cable to gearbox is damaged. new cable will fix
Next $$$ bet: shifting mechanism from cable shifter ON gearbox is messed up, but gearbox ok
Most$$$ internal Gearbox shifter bent. major repair disassemble gearbox repair.

The only time I ever REALLY (bad bad bad) ground gears was trying to shift into REVERSE at 65mph...
It sounded horrible, luck fo me no bad things happened. (in a 1985 Ford Escort) So i wonder if you were trying to get Reverse by mistake?
Usually fifth gear will go in, no problem no matter what. Just it bogs down the engine..
 
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