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Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Shifter Lever Bushings May Break Causing Loose Feel/Noise

Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991

Average Mileage: 165,500 mi (154,000 mi - 177,000 mi)


The bushings for the shifter lever wear out to the point where they break and fall out. This causes excessive movement (loose feel) in the shifter lever and a clanging-type noise when changing gears.

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