Originally Posted by darthroush
You probably f'ed your clutch. Heard of a tow truck? Trying to save $50 on a tow, you probably now have a few hundred dollar repair on your hands. It's either your clutch, or your shifter cable isn't fixed correctly (sounds like you probably need new bushings...did you buy 'em?).
I think even with the bushings missing the car will still shift but man does it have a long throw. I bought one that apparently some hacker tossed a clutch in and those were missing among other "spare parts" commonly tossed out by backyard mechanics...........
I'd agree the clutch is burnt if he got a bad smell, without the smell i'd blame throw out bearing or master/actuator for clutch.