Gear selector problem - 210 E class

ceejay

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I've got a problem with the gear selector in my 210 E Class, it operates OK, but sounds odd and grates slightly when moving it. At each position, there is a strange sound as it locates itself, a kind of decaying vibration at each position, as if whatever locates each position was loose and oscillating for a moment.

A quick look by removing the wood panel hasn't revealed much of the mechanism, does anyone have any suggestions what to do?

Chris
 

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You might be describing worn bushes on the gearchange linkage below the car, a common problem and inexpensive to replace.
 

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+1

Almost certainly a worn/broken bush underneath. Something like £1 and 30 seconds to swap :)
 
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ceejay

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Thanks guys, is that something I can see easily if I crawl under?
 

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You'd need to jack it up, but yep - you can see the selector rod from the gearbox to the shifter. There should be a bush and a metal clip at each end, I suspect one of the bushes has gone.
 

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