So, I bent my shifter shaft when I had a drop in the parking lot a few months back. I never really noticed it until I started noticing shifts not happening when I tried going through the gears.
Found the parts I needed with Ronnie's microfiche, then ordered them up.
Turns out, this cap screw got pretty messed up, too. The side walls have collapsed into the area where the Allen wrench goes, so I can't get it off. My Vice Grips just slip when I try to twist this off using that. Anyone with helpful tips, feel free to throw them in!
Sure enough, the shifter shaft is bent.
Used an end wrench to hold the gears in place while busting that Sprocket Nut loose.
I take the Engine Sprocket/Clutch/Chain assembly off so I can get to the shifter shaft.
I pulled the old shifter shaft out and now I am ready to replace it with the new shifter shaft.
Notice this mark on the drum:
Seemed to me like the 2009 Service Manual made it a point to show that the Shifter Drum is supposed to be at 12 o'clock, so I checked:
Yeap. Figure 5-54 on Page 5-38 clearly states, "Scribed Line on Shifter Drum at 12 o'clock".
Mine is not at 12 o'clock. Mine is closer to 3 o'clock.
The Service Manual makes no further mention of this scribed line.
Is the scribed line for when the case is opened?
What is this scribed line for? My transmission is in neutral now. Does the scribed line indicate neutral?
Was my line scribed incorrectly at manufacture (it has never been apart) or could something inside be pulled out of line?
If it is scribed incorrectly, I don't care.
If something inside is pulled out of place, I need to know about it now while I have part of the transmission open and before I button this thing back up.
Someone let me know, please.