Mercedes-Benz 500SL Problem Report
Mercedes-Benz 500SL Shifter Lever Bushings May Break Causing Loose Feel/Noise
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.
Had same problem. changed bushing, all is fine. - Visitor
A knocking noise from the front end can be caused by cracked strut tower bushings.
Oil pressure is normal. Oil level is normal. No leaks. Car ran normally. Sat for several ho...