Originally Posted by sailah
Well this is just great, transmission won't go into 2-3-4-5-6
Started pulling it apart at midnight too tired to get all the way in it.
I think I'm going to start shopping for a new motor and use this for spares. Bastid
the 6spd cartridge transmission in your motor has a "positive neutral" feature that doesn't allow an upshift from neutral into 2 through 6 unless moving. so unless you were spinning the countershaft while trying to shift, it won't go into 2nd gear, or any higher gears either.
problems with that trans are rare, i don't recall any mention of outright failure. it's about as bulletproof as they get.