Q: My manual gear shift has 'fallen out'.

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To get to reverse, you push down and shift to the left of where first is. Everything was driving fine until the next time I went to get in my car are drive, the gear shift sat way lower than normal and was loose, like it fell out of its regular position down even past where you'd have to push down to get in reverse. I could pull it up and get it into gear but it was very difficult and the gears positions seemed a little different (to the side). Also, shifting in and out, it clearly felt like the distance to get into gear was much, much less. When in neutral, it naturally wants to rest way, way down lower. That makes getting into first, always want to get in reverse.

My car has 220000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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