Re: Shifter problems
I think all the E153 shifter brackets are the same (not sure) but I suspect the crank on the shifter shaft may have slightly different geometry on some applications. Some cranks have a counter weight cast into them others do not.
If I recall correctly the crank radius is the same on all but the offset or axial length can vary where the pin that the cable end attaches to is located. Is this the alignment problem area you are having ?
Is it the cable that attaches higher up the gear lever that has broken ?
Are you using turbo type shifter cables ?