It seems like ur pressure plate isn't holding....when was the last time u had ur clutch checked.
well i bought the car in nov but clutch was never looked at.
sounds like fith gear is going out on you,it may need a rebuild.
ok thanks for the advice guys.
i had the same problem it was one of my shift cables were out of adjustment pretty easy fix
my neon does the same thing but only started right after it was drive thro sand ( not by me ) 8)
addition to above question??? why would it do that
There is a piece in the transmission that hold the gear you selected in place (i forget what it is called) there is one for every gear. The one for 5th is most likely gone. 1 thing most people dont know about is if you rest your hand on the shifter while not changing gears it wears out this part and the synchros, 5th is a common gear to wear like this casue when in this gear you are typically cruiseing on the highway and it's comfortable to rest your hand there.
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