Car shifts in gear while engine is off but not while engine running.

Asked by Aug 20, 2017 at 12:53 PM about the 1984 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr STD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently purchased a 1984 Nissan 300zx NA 5speed.
The car sat for a couple of years and was only driven
occasionally. The day I bought it the car drove fine with no
problems. The next day the gear shifted stuck. I left it
alone for about a week due to work. Once I tried it again it
would go to all gears but not if engine running. I tried
cranking it with the car already in first gear but when I did
the engine tried to turn over but the car dropped low in
the back and jerked some. I'm new to a manual car.
Anyone has a idea of what the problem is? Seem to be no
leaks from the slave cylinder or the master clutch cylinder.

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