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Stuck in 1st gear

(1997 Saturn SL2)
in Mountain View, CA on April 12, 2009
I have a 5 speed manual transmission, I have about 130,000 miles on my car. I replaced the clutch 2 years ago and the clutch is still working so I am pretty sure my problem is not the clutch. I was leaving the grocery store when all of a sudden my shifter stopped working, I can easily move the shifter between 1st & 2nd but the car is definately stuck in 1st gear. I think it is either the shifter cable OR the shifter cable bushing, how much should each of these cost to repair? Could it be something else?
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on April 13, 2009
I think its your shift selector cable ( dorman/techoice #16833 )
on February 07, 2012
It sounds like your shifter cable has broken. It is possible that your shifter cable bushing has broken instead. It does not matter as you cannot buy just a shifter cable bushing. It comes with the cable . It's not that hard to replace the entire cable. I don't remember how much the cable cost when I had to replace mine...seems like it was 60-70 dollars. For HOW-to you should get a Saturn service manual. You can get one at just about any parts place like Auto-zone, Pep-boys etc.
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