Report: Shifter Lever Bushings May Break Causing Loose Feel/Noise
Mercedes-Benz 300TE Problem
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.
Visitor, 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE, 194,000 mi
Shift bushings loose, cheap repair, $25.00 labor and $4.00 each X two. Now as new.