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Posted 2/4/2011 1:43 AM
nikalex
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The best $18 ever spent

Improved my shifting and driving enjoyment of my old Mercedes 100%.

Highly recommended. As long as you don't mind some time spent reinstalling those tricky metal shift rod clips. Not a lot of room to work. Need small hands. What an improvement though.

Cheers, Roman 

 

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Posted 2/4/2011 4:44 AM
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RE: The best $18 ever spent

absolutely right !!!!

infact my friend recently changed all the bearings in the shifter too...
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Posted 2/4/2011 7:58 AM
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RE: The best $18 ever spent

Yes, it's a great feeling. The perfect shift again.

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Posted 2/4/2011 4:54 PM
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Re: The best $18 ever spent

Is this one complete rebuild kit? MB oem or aftermarket?
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Posted 2/7/2011 10:37 PM
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RE: The best $18 ever spent

It's the kit from Eurotruck in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Posted 2/8/2011 1:06 PM
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RE: The best $18 ever spent

Then if you want to add perfection to pleasure, why not refurbish the gearlever itself?



- The kit is # 14, P/N A 124 260 25 39

 
















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Posted 2/11/2011 4:57 PM
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I knew this friggin' thread was for that kit! Man I need to get off my duff and order it as I desperately need it!

Mortinsen, is that a MB PN I can order over here? Out of curiosity, what did it cost? Will it work for the 4 speed tranny also? I've been procrastinating until I found a thread like this.
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Posted 2/12/2011 3:43 PM
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My gear lever has lost the bias that should keep it to the right - it now is kind of floppy in the middle - any idea what part has failed?
Peter
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Posted 2/12/2011 4:29 PM
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longtallsally - 2/11/2011 10:57 PM

I knew this friggin' thread was for that kit! Man I need to get off my duff and order it as I desperately need it!

Mortinsen, is that a MB PN I can order over here? Out of curiosity, what did it cost? Will it work for the 4 speed tranny also? I've been procrastinating until I found a thread like this.


It's a very common W124 part number, namely: A1242602539. It should cost less than € 50 + Mehrwertsteuer at your friendly MB dealer.

Edited by mortinson 2/12/2011 4:39 PM
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petermerle - 2/12/2011 9:43 PM

My gear lever has lost the bias that should keep it to the right - it now is kind of floppy in the middle - any idea what part has failed?
Peter


I don't know. But for the cost of the parts, I would order the repair kit. If anything, the only part that might not need replacing is the aluminium knuckle, so you can either the entire repair kit (# 14, P/N A1242602539) or alternatively order 2 of # 23, 2 of # 20, 2 of # 29, 2 of # 65, 1 of # 26, 1 of # 62, 1 of # 17 and 1 of # 35. But then you can end up finding that you need to replace the alu- knuckle and IT IS NOT SOLD SEPARATELY, so you end up buying the repair kit again.

Not worth the risk for just € 50....


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Posted 2/12/2011 9:45 PM
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RE: The best $18 ever spent

Peter, I think your issue is most likely #50 or one of the bushings along that shaft, in M's diagram. But he's right, if it's worn enough to be in the condition you describe, it should have a full rebuild while you're in there.

Good luck!

-Dave G.
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Posted 2/14/2011 5:17 PM
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RE: The best $18 ever spent

Great info! Again, will it work with the 4 speed as well or is there a different PN?

Thanks!
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Posted 2/25/2011 11:47 AM
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longtallsally - 2/14/2011 11:17 PM

Great info! Again, will it work with the 4 speed as well or is there a different PN?

Thanks!


I'm afraid that it does not work dor the 4-speeder. Depending on your gearbox, there could be a repair kit or not.
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Posted 2/25/2011 12:09 PM
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Mine is the much older type ,

 





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Posted 3/29/2011 6:47 PM
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RE: The best $18 ever spent

Is there a similar procedure for a 463 auto? I am having some serious trouble shifting from drive to 4th, but all of the other gear changes are fine.
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Posted 3/29/2011 7:06 PM
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Re: The best $18 ever spent

I have a 2002 G500. Has anyone encountered the problem of not being able to put the vehicle into park, or back into reverse from the neutral position?

Any chance this may assist in reconciling this intermittant (rare) problem I have encountered?

Thanks in advance!



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Posted 3/29/2011 7:12 PM
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rgoode - 3/29/2011 6:47 PM

Is there a similar procedure for a 463 auto? I am having some serious trouble shifting from drive to 4th, but all of the other gear changes are fine.


There was a specific thread on cleaning up and repairing this gear shift selector. I can't remember the author, but a search should turn it up.

When I first got my current G back in 2002, I was advised very specifically by Europa Int'l's most knowledgeable tech that, as a preventative, I should exercise the shift lever by regularly moving it through the series D-4-3-2-1 and back to D.
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Posted 3/29/2011 7:15 PM
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prbmeat - 3/29/2011 7:06 PM

I have a 2002 G500. Has anyone encountered the problem of not being able to put the vehicle into park, or back into reverse from the neutral position?

Any chance this may assist in reconciling this intermittant (rare) problem I have encountered?

Thanks in advance!

:cheers:


Those parts shown in the OP are for a manual transmission, and won't do anything for your problem. My guess is that the safety lever/cable that works in conjunction with the brake pedal may be out of adjustment.
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Posted 3/29/2011 7:25 PM
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Re: The best $18 ever spent

Another project to start working on and analyzing. FYI - that's what Mike suggested at gwagenpreserve ...

If anyone has any pics or suggestions ... I am new at this. But not afraid!

Thanks to all.

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prbmeat - 3/29/2011 7:25 PM

Another project to start working on and analyzing. FYI - that's what Mike suggested at gwagenpreserve ...

If anyone has any pics or suggestions ... I am new at this. But not afraid!

Thanks to all.



If you want to send me your VIN by email or PM, I'll see what I can find in the WIS.
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