The cable is broken
My car has 202000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.
Hi there. I will have difficulty in explaining the exact procedure as you have not provided a vehicle model. Generally, the shifter is connected to a linkage either below the shift boot or under the vehicle. Follow the length of the cable and inspect the fasteners too and replace them if necessary. Consider purchasing a service manual specific to your vehicle for a guide. Alternatively, if you would like to have this done for you, then have a certified technician from YourMechanic perform the shift cable replacement at your home or office.
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