Most likely fault in crank lever roll pin may have come out. It is internal. But first make sure shift linkage is solid.
Shifter has several inches of vertical movement. Going through the pattern without the engine running each gear shifter has a pattern, but it seems that there is a pivot point (like a horizontal rod) that the shifter rides on that broke.
I'll have to call around tomorrow and see if any shop can offer a solution. My Chilton manual is useless. I'd have it apart if I didn't live in an apartment.
I really appreciate your time and if you have any other feedback I would be grateful.
John T. (Jack) Cavuoti, Sr.
Thursday, October 8th, 2009 AT 8:39 PM