Manual Car Stuck In Gear, Shifter Moves Front And Back Freely Wont Go Left Ot Right.

I had just backed out of my driveway. It went in reverse fine, and went into first fine, but when i went to shift the stick freely went to second with out the clutch depressed. Then i pressed the clutch and it worked fine. Then i tried moving the shifter around and found out it only goes forward and backward. The car doesn’t make and strange noises, no weird smells, nor hesitations. Last thing i fixed was a hose for the PCV valve. Which fix a hesitation problem i was having. So i was just wondering if it is just the shifter or the tranny that is the problem.

Thanks for your solutions!
i had just backed out of my driveway. It went in reverse fine, and went into first fine, but when i went to shift the stick freely went to second with out the clutch depressed. Then i pressed the clutch and it worked fine. Then i tried moving the shifter around and found out it only goes forward and backward. The car doesn’t make and strange noises, no weird smells, nor hesitations. Last thing i fixed was a hose for the PCV valve. Which fix a hesitation problem i was having. So i was just wondering if it is just the shifter or the tranny that is the problem.

Thanks for your solutions!

Edit: It’s a Ford SVT Contour.
It’s a 1998.

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