Yes, my cable was GROSSLY misadjusted by the previous owner. The result was abrupt/harsh shifts in all gears. When engaging into "D" from "N", it would pause for a second, then "clunk" into gear. Once I made the adjustment (actually, lots of adjustments before I got it exactly right), the shifts into all gears smoothed out. And the the "N" to "D" shift happens almost immediately -- and with no "clunk".
Gilly and Steve: You guys are the resident experts. I am by no means second-guessing your diagnosis. I'm just adding my personal experiences.
(FYI 420 benz: I e-mailed you the info I mentioned above)
Good luck, and keep us posted.
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