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My manual transmission is stuck in reverse on my 1990 Mazda rx7 how do i fix it?

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Hmm same thing happend to me on my rx7, the first thing you have to do is try pressing down upon the gear lever and moving it out of reverse, if this process seems to do absolutely nothing for you then remove the transmission or remove the driveshaft and tow it to a shop. DO NOT TOW IN GEAR or you will be turning your engine backwards which is NOT a good thing.

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