so I guess my decision now becomes one that is mostly phylosophical, if it were the shift ratchet or spring, I could probably handle that financially. getting into a shift fork I'll assume is going to run into big money as the motor would have to be removed and split. Would it be worth it for a 2000SC with 25k+. Do I have any other options?? Are there guys out there selling crated pre-Freedom motors with the rebuilt tranny?? I love my old girl, she runs like a scalded dog and fits me like a broken in Lazyboy. My heart is crumbling. Please help!!