Agreed, I had a Vanagon with a manual and it was hard to find the gears when I first got it. Replacing all the bushings and following the service manual procedure to adjust the linkage made a world of difference.
Allan Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes <email@example.com> writes: > HI John, > Most likely the bushings on each end of the shift rods (there are three of > them, so 6 bushings) are probably gone. This causes the levers on the > shifter to end up in odd places and occasionally jam. There are also > bushing in the shifter itself that can contribute to the problem. Best > action is to order up all the bushings from the classic center and spend a > weekend rebuilding everything. You'll be surprised by how nice it can all > be when repaired properly. > > Good luck > Jaime > > > On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 8:07 PM John Ingram via Mercedes < > firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> Hello list, >> I have a ’83 240D with a 4 speed manual. The car has about 330K miles. I >> was driving today and when shifting into 2nd gear the shifter got stuck in >> neutral position and would not move in any direction, I pulled and pushed >> the lever and it freed up and I continued on everything working fine. I >> headed home and on a hill had to downshift into first and the shifter >> suddenly felt like it was not connected to anything. The car was still in >> 3rd gear but I couldn’t start out in 3rd and it stalled. I started the >> engine and the shifter and transmission worked normally the rest of the way >> home. The problem is intermittent, from normal to stuck to normal to >> disconnected to normal. >> Has anyone ever experienced this on a 240D 4-speed? Any ideas as to what >> it could be? >> >> Thank you >> John Ingram >> Maryland _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com