I shifted from neutral through 3rd with no issues. About the time I hit 3rd I was tired of rocking it and went back to neutral, lol. The only gear I removed was the reduction gear; do the others come out easily, or do I need to open it up more to get them out? I haven't pulled the plastics off yet, so I don't have a real good view of the front cover.
then it's binding at the electric shift parts. if you were able to shift from the emergency shifter shaft through all those gears, and not have a problem ?, then your problem is with the electric shift area.
Yeah, it's definitely something in the electrical part. The motor turns freely and easily by hand, but once I mesh it with the reduction gear, it locks up. I wonder if I have the right motor, or the right gear. The wiring harness for the motor is extremely short as well; as in pulled taught going straight from the plug, under the fan, to the motor, short. There's no way I'd be able to re-route it properly.
I have an emergency shift tool coming, so I can use that for now; but I'd like to get the electric shift going again. I'll have to see where's the best place to get a new motor from, and maybe see if I can find details on how many teeth the pinion should have.