problem: 2002 SL2 5speed cannot manipulate shifter out of 4th gear, move shifter: dosent respond

i was driving my SL2 to school and i stopped at light. when i tried to pull in it seemed that i couldnt get any response from the shifter. when i engaged the clutch to move foreward it whinnied like i was trying to start in 4th gear what. no matter what i do to the shift lever it wont change gear or come out of fourth! what can i do, do i have to replace the whole transaxle!?!?
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There is a small metal clip that connects the shift cables to the transmission. I believe that the cables are also held onto the shifter in your center console with similar clips. Also, sometimes those cables can break (not as likely, but a possibility). You may want to check these items before thinking you need a new transmission.
It is a possibility that the clutch slave cylinder went out, but it is less likely than those clips.
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