The other day, I was driving my car, little enthustically, but not very and I went to change from 4th into 3rd and thought that feels very stiff and difficult to get in gear, so I changed back to 4th and it was ok and tried 3rd again and it was the same. Had visions of all sorts of grief, so tried it again and it was the same!
I thought I better have a look down at the gearlever to see if all is ok and.....................
my mobile phone had slipped forward from the storage thing under the radio and was getting trapped behind the gearlever!
Snapping knicker elastic at 20 paces since 1972