On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.
Worn Shift Bushings Will Cause Manual Transmission to Pop Out of Gear on Toyota Camry
Average mileage: 225,850 (199,000–240,000)
Drive Train affected: Manual Transmission
10 people reported this problem
1995 Toyota Camry - Manual Transmission 199,000 mi, Visitor
My manual transmission pops out of fifth gear.
1996 Toyota Camry - Manual Transmission 239,400 mi, Visitor
The control rod can slip off the bottom of the gear shifts ball joint anytime in any gear when driving. I removed the central console and pushed the control rod back into place one day on the way to the mechanic..at least 4 times. The plastic cylinder which appears to be the control rod bushing is worn.