I just bought a 2000 zx3 and it runs just fine. but the other day I took a 20 or so mile trip and when I came home I noticed it didn't want to down shift except for to first then the next morning the tranny was stuck in gear. So I spent the next several days researching on the net and came to the conclusion it was the linkage. After further inspection I noticed they have zip ties on them. And I saw in my research that is a quick way to fix the linkage. let me note that my shifter Doesn't want to move any direction. Not sloppy like the ones I've read about. After taking them off and inspecting them they look brand new!! So I put them on with out zip ties, and now the stick seems to move more freely and will even fully go into second but nothing else.when moved side to side it feels like something is catching a little causing it not to move softly sounds like popping And crunching to me coming from the stick. Sorry for the long question I just have symptoms that no other person I could find had. Thanks In advanced!!!!