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    W202 - Identifying part - Inner Track Rod Joint?

    Thanks: That's a shame because the entire drag link is very expensive, and looks to involve more spannering than just a track rod
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    W202 - Identifying part - Inner Track Rod Joint?

    Morning all, I have an MOT coming up and some slight play on my track rod inner joint - not the track rod end - It looks like the rod itself unbolts from the centre part (drag link?) so I can just replace it Perhaps i'm getting the terminology wrong, I'm having trouble finding a track rod via...
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    W202 - Strange transmission noise like whale song!

    I'm so happy you got yours sorted - I'll give that a go - presumably you're talking about the exposed CV links on the propshaft itself? Thanks @wongl for helping a brother out by reading the thread - fingers crossed
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    W202 - Strange transmission noise like whale song!

    That's 1/3 or so right, it started after: - removal of R subframe, fuel tank and propshaft for a welding job - trans oil change - diff oil change - propshaft centre brearing replacement Lots of stuff was disturbed during that job. The oil was extensively researched in the other thread. It...
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    W202 - Strange transmission noise like whale song!

    I'll take a look next time I'm under there I believe the VSS signal comes from the ABS sensor, so no. @wongl - for me, that information is in the OP (My manual transmission has the part number 717417 07 652708, and I used the oil kindly recommended in this thread.) I've recorded some video...
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    W202 - Strange transmission noise like whale song!

    I've now collected more data on the whining / singing noise by logging it and other variables (temperatures, speeds, length of car standing, fuel level etc) on a spreadsheet: It can be "cured" - e.g no noise at any road speed, for around 3-4 miles by spending over 20 seconds at 50+mph - this...
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    W202 - Strange transmission noise like whale song!

    Thanks bt that link shows the earler propshaft. I have the facelift model with the press-on sealed centre bearing assembly which bolts to the body wit two bolts. It was that which which I changed (for a new one). When you say play, what do you mean? The mounting holes to the body are...
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    W202 - Strange transmission noise like whale song!

    Thanks for the idea @MercedesDriver. Took some faff as it was an audio only file, but please see the video here
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    W202 - Strange transmission noise like whale song!

    I have a recordings of the sound now in AMR and WAV format - but the forum attachment dialogue simply says it won't accept the format - I've had a search but it is not clear to me what formats are acceptable - can anyone help?
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    W202 - Strange transmission noise like whale song!

    **can't find edit button** drove home, similar temperature etc - not a peep - strange
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    W202 Manual Gearbox Oil - MB 235.10?

    Especially as the level seems to be affecting an issue I am having since I changed the oil: W202 - Strange transmission noise like whale song!
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    W202 - Strange transmission noise like whale song!

    Morning all, I'm now getting a fascinating new sound from my W202 - an intermittent whine from somewhere in the transmission that sounds like whale song. It started after I recently changed: - my gearbox oil (see below, under heading 'the transmission oil change' for more details). - my diff...
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    W202 Manual Gearbox Oil - MB 235.10?

    I'm keen to do it by numbers as I don't have easy access to a flat surface I can support the car on
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    W202 Manual Gearbox Oil - MB 235.10?

    Final question (now I've got round to doing this) what is the fluid capacity for my gearbox (part no. above)? Am I right in thinking it is 1.8l reduced to 1.5l in 2001 for some reason?
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    W202 wobbly manual shifter

    Thanks, Looking at diagrams, I'm scratching my head about what part could be worn. Perhaps part of no.11 in the attached? Steve
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