Thanks for the reply.
There are no noticeable bends in the cable...the car is near mint and has about 128K on it...the 2 cables are about $125.
What is involved in relacing them...the cable from the sensor to the speedometer is easy enough, but from the trans to the sensor I'm not sure.
MB treats transmission information like it were a national secret, and I haven't been able to get a trans manual.
How (and where) is the cable attached to the trans, and what "secrets" do I need to know to replace it? I have the tools and the time but not the know how.