I drive a 16 year old Subaru Legacy automatic which still has its original transmission and has never given me a moment's trouble in 16 years.
Today while pulling out of a parking spot, I suddenly discovered that the shift stick was, how to say--- sticking. There was suddenly a great deal of friction on it. After a little back and forth, it returned to normal for changes between P-R-N-D, but if I tried to go the extra step to the 3-2-1 gears, the friction became so strong the stick almost wouldn't move.
Is my transmission about to break? What could be wrong?