Bummer! So now what do we do?
Fyi -- I received this email the other day:
Bob: Most of us with the older cars have had to change the plastic bushings in the shift lever rod, one at each end. Though your car is much newer, the action is exactly as you describe, so they may be using cheaper plastic. The bushings are cheap and this is a do it yourself job if you don't mind working under the car. The new bushings must be squeezed into the shift rod and space is tight. I used vaseline, two 1/4 inch fender washers, and bolt with a nut to make a sandwich and squeeze the bushing into the hole.
- Jim, 79 300SD
Think this relates to the C280?