Shifter Lever Bushings May Break Causing Loose Feel/Noise on Mercedes-Benz 300TE

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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Average mileage: 194,000 (194,000–194,000)
4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
5 people reported this problem
1 person shared problem details
Shift bushings loose, cheap repair, $25.00 labor and $4.00 each X two. Now as new.
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