Is there a"trick"to stabbing a 5 speed manual transmission been trying for days on 1991 Toyota Corolla

Can get it within inches but wont go in all the way.It's the 1 that came out of it

by in Potwin, KS on July 21, 2013
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ANSWER by , July 21, 2013
Was the clutch assembly replaced? (or the old one removed and re-installed?) The disc needs to be lined up before tightening the pressure plate , that is usually done with a special 'line-up' tool.If the disc and splines are not lined up , it won't go in , no matter how hard you try.
COMMENT by , July 21, 2013
No we didn't mess with the clutch assembly,it had been replaced within the last year.We're pretty sure it didn't move.