External Shift Mechanism Removal
Engine (see Engine Removal/Installation chapter)
Clutch (see Clutch chapter)
Oil Pan (see Engine Lubrication System chapter)
Remove the snap ring [A] and washer.
Remove the shift shaft assembly while pulling the shift
Gear Positioning Lever Bolt [A] and Spacer
Gear Positioning Lever [B], Washer and Spring
External Shift Mechanism Installation
Install the gear positioning lever [A] as shown.
Torque - Gear Positioning Lever Bolt: 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m,
External Shift Mechanism Inspection
Examine the shift shaft [A] for any damage.
If the shaft is bent, straighten or replace it.
If the serration [B] are damaged, replace the shaft.
If the springs [C] are damaged in any way, replace them.
If the shift mechanism arm [D] is damaged in any way,
replace the arm.
Check the return spring pin [A] is not loose.
If it is loose, unscrew it, apply a non-permanent locking
agent to the threads, and tighten it.
Torque - Shift Shaft Return Spring Pin: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m,
Check the gear positioning lever [B] and its spring for
breaks or distortion.
If the lever or spring are damaged in any way, replace
Visually inspect the shift drum cam [C].
If they are badly worn or if they show any damage, replace