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External Shift Mechanism

Hi All,

So I encountered the common issue of getting stuck in neutral, and following the advice of this forum, I drained the oil, took the transmission cover off, and found the pawl stuck in open position, disengaged from the shift drum cam, and compressing the C-shaped shift change spring. I was able to free up the pawl by using a screwdriver to push it back to an engaged position. Since I'm fairly new to wrenching, I have a couple questions:

1) I assume that the cause of this is a degraded spring and I should replace it. Is this correct?
2) Is there anything else I should check while I have the transmission cover off? Note - I'm doing this with the engine still in the frame, so I can't get the cover completely off due to interference from the change lever shaft.

Thanks in advance for the assistance!
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