I own a 1991 535i stick shift, just passed 150k. I'm not even close to being a mechanic, and have only the most basic understanding of cars in general; so I may ask some stupid questions. Bear with me.
I'm having serious issues with my transmission. I can't shift into gear at all. Clutch down or not, the gearshift stops about halfway to the gear position, for all positions(R--5). With the car not running, the gearshift slides smoothly into place, of course leading me to believe that the clutch is not being disengaged when I push the pedal down. Although it won't even grind when I try to shift, the gearshift just stops cold, hitting a wall. I haven't the slightest idea as to what may be causing this.
The car has driven more or less fine up until tonight, when attempting to leave work. It even drove fine this morning.
Any information on a possible specific problem, ballpark price of repairs, etc. would be immensely appreciated. Thank you in advance.