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Shifter won’t go into gear

Posted by RJ_IS_BATMAN, May 31, 2020

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  1. RJ_IS_BATMAN

    RJ_IS_BATMAN Proven Member

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    Hey Everyone!

    I picked up some new shifter cables since my last ones were missing when I got my car and the car was shifting fine untill today where it won’t go into any gears. Its like the shift linkage won’t engage at all or even allow me
    To go into reverse. Here are some pics. I believe I am missing some spacers or bushings and also a video showing my issue.
     

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    Street Build 220  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Check this video and maybe you can find something.

     

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  3. RJ_IS_BATMAN

    RJ_IS_BATMAN Proven Member

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    Ok so update, took off the shifter cables and it’s not the shifter base, that actually does go side to side and up and down easily. Cables are wiring except for this one.It seems to be a transmission issue. Anyone know what part this is and how to fix it?

    It will not allow the cable to move at all
     

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    Street Build 220  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  4. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Pop it off the stud. Is the cable free?
    Try to move the lever by hand foward and backward. Which one is the issue?
    Idk if you tested the shifter with the cables on is why I ask.
    I have a manual FWD trans sitting in front of my shop right now, I'll go look.
    And that bushing is wore out BTW.
     

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  5. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Well mine is a turbo trans so not the same, sorry.
    1590974516850934364835909068302.jpg
     

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  6. RJ_IS_BATMAN

    RJ_IS_BATMAN Proven Member

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    Took the cables off lever and it works perfectly so that’s out of the equation. I know the shifter bushings are gone and will need to be replaced. Looks like the tranny itself is just locked in placed. The cables are moving fine when not connnected to the transmission but the transmission piece shown here is what is not shifting
     

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    Street Build 220  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  7. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    If you can't move the lever, something broke internally. Drain the fluid and inspect it.
     

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  8. RJ_IS_BATMAN

    RJ_IS_BATMAN Proven Member

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    Are there any write ups on how to drain the fluid and get the transmission off? This is my first DSM and im completely loss in where to start to tackle and fix this issue
     

    Street Build 220  22

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  9. RJ_IS_BATMAN

    RJ_IS_BATMAN Proven Member

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    Fixed! Ended up that one of the retainer clips on the transmission side of the cable came off, so it wasn’t shifting the tranny into gear. Popped it back in place and shifts like a dream now!

    thanks for all the reply’s and suggestions
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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