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I parked my car and as usual left it in gear last night,

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I parked my car and as usual left it in gear last night, this morning I've gone to car to find the gearstick seems to be stuck in gear and I can't shift it. The clutch seems to be operating as usual. There was no sign of anything unusual last night when I parked. Any ideas?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Kia
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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
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Expert:  Matt replied 3 months ago.

Hello

you don't say what make. model an year of vehicle this is but

I'd suggest to check the gear linkage for any worn bushes or pivots as any lost motion means reduced effort at the gearbox and replace as necessary. Ideally have your assistant move the gear lever with you watching the linkage and see if you can spot where there is any excessive play or lost motion.
If its a cable type linkage check along the cable lengths for any damage or signs of heavy wear / fretting, if you find any replace the cable. There may be some adjustment on the cable tension at the gearbox end (depending on the year) and the cable should be tensioned so there is a minimum of slack but not so its taught also check that both cables are still attached to the gearbox

Expert:  Matt replied 3 months ago.

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