So, sometimes when I stop and shift into first, the shift knob kind of kicks back in my hand, grinds, and refuses to go in. Usually, if I move it to neutral and then back it's just fine. Same thing happens going into second, third, and fifth occasionally.
The only thing I can think of is that my clutch (which is probably going to go out in 300-400 miles) isn't engaging all the way or something. I always push the clutch all the way in, though. Could a misalignment of the shift knob going into a gear cause this horrendous grinding noise?