I don't know about the alignment pin. Where at on the top of the tranny?powermaxx said:The main shift rod (torque tube?) has splines on the end closest to the shifter. You need to get the trans in neutral and use the alignment pin (remove and reinsert the opposite pointed end) located on top of the trans to lock it in place.
I know of the bracket and guide block on the shifter. And I was thinking the same thing about it being on the wrong spline, but didn't know how to adjust it.powermaxx said:Under the car there is a bracket that the shifter slides on and a little hole on the bracket. Align the hole on the bracket with the center of the guide block on the shifter. The guide block should be held against the side of the bracket while you do this. It sounds like the splines are out of position and not allowing the shifter to rotate to get into the proper "gate".