Latest post of the previous page:Robbie asked:
"Do the shifting issues persist when the engine is off?"
So the answer is... sometimes. Very frustrating. Does that rule something out? With the engine off, see below:
"Also check the grub screw on the front shift rod, just before the shift rod assembly goes into the chassis tunnel."
Grub screw is tight. But there's an enormous glob of beige grease (?) between the boot and the heater tube. I was aghast. See:
Crazy, right? I'm going to clean out all that grease. But I don't think that's the culprit. It didn't impede shifting on the previous transmission.
I don't think it is the shifter coupling. It doesn't appear to be faulty based on Robbie's example.
sgkent and hambone: I'm going to check out the stop plate next. What should I be looking for?