for you guys who have that gritty shifting or you hear a noise when you shift. i had the same problem. their are connecting rods with joints on the end of them that are used to shift the gears.(ask someone to shift gears for you as you look under your Hood
. it right underneath the computer box that says do not open.) all i did was regrease these joints and now my shifts even feel better than when it was new.
to regrease them you must take out the pins that hold the washers in place. becareful not to lose them and make sure you remember how they are put back together.
the reason why this happens is because the bushings and washers on each end get dirty.
NOTE: make sure you use right grease. wd40 may work but that is a temporary solution.
email me if you need more information.