Gear selector problem - 210 E class

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  1. ceejay

    ceejay Active Member

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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
     
  2. Alex Crow

    Alex Crow Active Member

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

    Will Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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

    ceejay Active Member

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    Thanks guys, is that something I can see easily if I crawl under?
     
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    Will Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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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