C280 w/ loose shift lever. Ideas?
Re: '97 C280 w/50K mi. The shift lever has developed a kind of looseness. It's most pronounced when I shift longitudinally from say, neutral into drive or visa versa. It used to go into its notch with a "snap." Now it goes in with a "ca-lunk."
I assume it will get worse with time. Anyone know if this is a common complaint? If I take it to my MBZ dealer, he'll probably try to sell me a new transmission. :) Think there's a way to lift the gate's black plastic cover and tighten a bolt or two in the hidden linkage?
Thanks in advance for any ideas.