I just fixed a getrag that would not go into 1 or 2. We ended up replacing the select arm pin and now it shifts like new. Check for any play in the select arm the one we replaced had a lot of play. The new pin eliminated the play completely. The illustration is here http://rodneydickman.com/ca...th=28&products_id=60
Worked for us maybe it will work for you and both of his cables had been fried by the exhaust but still work fine.