W140 slow reverse gear
Help is needed....
My W140 S500 built end of 1993 always has slow reverse gear (1 - 2 seconds). All the forward gears are fine. In winter, the forward gears might be a bit hard but nothing too out of the ordinary. The car has done 160K and everything else works like dream.
Suddenly, my reverse gear take a long time to engage -- 10+ seconds. I told the dealer and they said to repair would cost more than AUD 3000.
What can I do? On the other hand, I have a 1984 380SEL which has done 300K and the tanny is still working fine... What is wrong with my W140?
Any suggestions? Any one got similar problems?