Originally Posted by Bones
push, pull, darg it around and see if it frees up.
I'm not sure if i'll have any time to monkey with it. It's my DD, and I had to drive my "less than roadworthy" Explorer to work. Plus it's a half hour south of my house.
On the upside, since it's cold out, I don't have to worry about the Ex over heating
Originally Posted by firestorm
Did you happen to try shifting with the engine off? That sounds more like the clutch isn't disengaging, so you're trying to force it into gear while the input shaft is spinning with the engine. If it's a manual, I would expect to find a linkage and not a shift cable. My guess would be the clutch slave cylinder isn't producing the hydraulic pressure to release the clutch.
The clutch is fine. The shifter itself won't budge in any direction ( engine on or off), forward, backward, or sideways.
I'm sure it probably has two cables, one of them is probably not working. If the aren't working in unison, then they won't work at all.
No modern FWDvcar that i'm aware of has a shift linkage, they are all push-pull cables now.