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 Geo Prizm
Average mileage: 216,000 (185,000–265,000)
10 people reported this problem
my manual transmission is popping out of 4 & 5 gears. I would like to have information on how to replace the bushings on the shifting leakage. I want to attempt to do this labor myself. A step by step explanation would be real nice if possible
1990 Geo Prizm 185,000 mi, Visitor
Fourth and fifth gear will pop out.Not fixed yet.