I just bought a 1997 900S last week with a little over 170K miles on it. It ran great for a few days, then today I was taking it for a drive just for fun. Following the advice of my "Shift Up" icon, I went to shift into 5th gear, but was having trouble finding it. So instead of forcing it into the gear I left it in 4th, nothing grinded and tranny didnt make any noises what so ever, felt perfectly smooth. Then i pull into someones driveway to turn around, and i go to shift into neutral before putting it into reverse, and noticed the gearshift felt extremly loose and i wasn't able to get it into reverse. When the gearshift was where first gear should be, i was still able to move it left and right, and the same is true in any gear. i could hear it clicking like it was supposed to be in gear, but the gear wouldnt change, and it felt like it was stuck in 3rd gear (which was the gear i was in before shifting into neutral before reverse). I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas what this could be. After reading the FAQ I'm guessing it sounds like the linkage. I'm only 16 and this is my first car, so any help would be greatly appreciated.