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68RFE shift lever not moving normally
I recently bought a 2009 2500 4x4 DCD at auction that was totaled out after the front drive shaft came loose and reeked havoc. It appears that after the T-case split like a melon, the front of the drive shaft stayed attached to the locked front differential while every component within reach took a good beating. The transmission shift cable got wrapped up and yanked out of the steering column. From what I can tell it looks like the drive shaft actually smacked the shaft that the cable connects to on the driver side of the tranny. The very end of the shaft looks like someone smacked it a few times with a hammer (it has some noticable mushroom effect). When I grabbed the linkage that pushes onto that shaft with my channel locks and tried to rotate it to feel the familiar clicks when it shifts, and unfortunately it barely moved and no clicking at all. I'm a bit worried that the shift shaft getting hit may have shoved it in too far and did damage. Do we have anyone here who is very familiar with the inside of the 68RFE to the point that they feel confident they know what's going on with my tranny? If I pull the pan, will I be able to diagnose much further, or will it take lots more digging? Thanks in advance!
My garage: #1. 1991 W250 CTD (passed on to my son), #2. 2000 2500 CTD 4x4, #3. 2009 2500 SXT 6.7L 68RFE