I don’t have a lot of experience with those but I have never heard of problems
like they before. Seems odd.
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> On Mar 11, 2018, at 3:53 PM, fmiser via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I've got troubles with a manual 4-speed in a 240D.
> The 1-2 shift arm is _really_ sloppy - and it's in the
> transmission NOT the external linkages.
> It happened suddenly. All was well, stopped to back into a
> parking spot and the shift lever got into the neutral gate but the
> transmission was still in 2nd. From underneath I moved the 1-2
> linkage into neutral to match the shifter. That meant I could
> drive the car home.
> Once back at the house I checked the linkage bushings because I
> presumed that's where the problem was. It's not. So I had a
> helper move the shifter while I looked and it's clearly inside the
> transmission. Ugh.
> Right now it is so loose that the shifter runs into the dash
> before the transmission gets into 1st - or 1st is completely
> missing. To get from 2nd to neutral the shifter has to be moved
> as far forward as 1st is supposed to be (which is past the
> shifters neutral gate) to get out of 2nd, then move the shifter
> aft to line it up with the neutral gate.
> So any of you have experience inside the 4-speed manual? Or have
> a manual for it?
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