Hope someone can shed some light on this.

My 1.8LS hasn't been driven for a few weeks, today I went to start it but the battery was dead so I started the car with the aid of jump leads. When I tried to engage 1st I realised I counldn't select any gear the gear lever only moves from side to side in neutral.

I couldn't select gear even with the engine off. I didn't have any problems before when I used the car daily.

Any ideas?