Q: Won't shift into 5th or reverse

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Shift cable snapped and replaced it but now won't shift into 5th or reverse.

My car has 1000000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1994 Honda Prelude. Go back to the shift linkages and check the integrity of the connections. Any looseness here will result in misalignment problems changing gears. Have this shifting problem inspected in person to have this taken care of properly.

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