I've got a 2003 Baja that's been very good to me other than having to replace a front drive axle due to some wear and tear on the boot.
This weekend I washed and gave it it's first real waxing and detailing. It's very shiny. Drove it to work today, parked, did my duties and was getting ready to go home. I got in the car, started it up and sat at idle while I lit a smoke. All of a sudden it jumped into gear (It's a manual) and were not for the parking break I would have nailed the car in front of me. Now the car seems to be stuck in gear, and has no discernible reverse gear. If I leave it in neutral it will go forward, but it feels like it's in 3rd gear or so, but putting into any gear makes it stall. Also when in neutral and driving (across the street where it could be towed) you can smell the clutch burning up.
I can't for the life of me figure out what would cause this, but if any of you can lend some insight I'd greatly appreciate it.
By the way, nice forums you have here, seem nicer than some of the others I came across googleing exploding transmissions.