1993 Escort, 1.9l, 160,000k. The shifting was occasionally a little
stiff into and out of 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Starting a week ago, it gets
stuck in 5th gear. Car shop said it was the clutch, and replaced it.
Now all other gears feel fine, but 5th still sticks. I can not shift
into neutral, and have only gotten it out by turning car off, waiting
a while, and having someone push while i try to shift into neutral.
Car shop tells me its the transmission, but havent actually looked at
transmission internals or shift linkage. Any chance it's anything less
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