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I have an '04 Recon 250TM, just bought used for Christmas. Has been difficult to shift, and today I looked down and the shifter was up around the 10-11 clock position. Was able to shift it down to neutral. I noticed the gearshift spindle (what the foot lever attaches too and goes into the case) slid in and out. I tried to adjust it and ended up pulling it out. It leaks oil from that hole, and when I try to push the gearshift spindle back in it will only go about an inch (needs to go 2-3 inches). The spindle on it looks good. When I look in the hole it came from I can see what appears to be a triangular shaped "receiver" spindle that is offset, which I am guessing is why I can't push it back in. Any ideas on what I need to do to fix this? The manual doesn't seem clear on this to me. Seems to tell me to first take off the centrifugal clutch and clutch; also the alternator cover. I am hoping to not take anything off, but at most the alternator cover? looking at Ch9 of the TRX250TRM 1997-2004 Service manual, but I am NOT a mechanic.