Tomorrow we get the transmission off the car. I'm looking for any suggestions / experience on what might be the problem to determine if there might be a kit fix that we can do ourselves or if I should send the trans off to a shop to get fixed...
The car shifts fine from first to fourth and back down, reverse works too but the 5th gear is "gone". What I mean by that is the shifter goes loose as you move from 4th to 5th, there is zero feel or resistance. Every now and then when shifting in the lower gears it feels like the shifter gets snagged on a stray piece of something as you move the shifter. I "broke" 5th gear on the interstate shifting from fourth to 5th at about 80MPH in full acceleration. I let the clutch out too quick right before I got into 5th gear with a bang.
I'll post some pictures of the open transmission after tomorrow. Any speculation or thoughts are appreciated. Peace.