Transmission is now shifting!
It's working again! I changed the transmission fluid, and no go. I looked at the linkage, and got a little worried about getting it back together after tearing it apart, and opted to try cleaning in place. I opted to use something that would not attract dirt and grime...unlike lube, and settled using WD40....I know....WD40 dries out...but that's what I want at this point when it's clean. If any of you can convince me otherwise, please do so with logical reasoning. After cleaning I used my hand to go through the gears, and it worked just fine. I can see myself either changing out or cleaning again in the future. Since I had it apart, I changed the transmission fluid (a real pain), spark plugs, and FD Fluid. Tupperware back on and a short spin proved the succes of my operation. I cussed the design of these plastic parts while taking it apart, but after putting everything back, I realize it's really a better engineering fete than that of the GW. These connectors don't come apart in high winds. I will rate these parts very high..