Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by chris_r Click here to enlarge
Hi and welcome.

First of all, is this car a manual? If it is, it wasn't really designed for regular oil changes for some stupid reason. You drop the whole plate to drop the oil, which is kind of stupid. Again, if it's manual, the issue with the shift linkage is a common one. One, replace the linkage with a M-Tech shift shortener (it's all steel, instead of a part plastic linkage which breaks), it's expensive, but worth it. Secondly, the shifter can be realigned on the manual easily enough to take some slack out of changes.
the car is automatic. I have already ordered the dorman bushing replacement. so no rose joint mod Click here to enlarge