Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-22-2003, 09:01 PM
mechmagcn's Avatar
Just another diesel junky
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Mt Holly AR
Posts: 290
Question Clicking noise from shifter

On my 81 300SD, while driving around town, I have a clicking sound coming from the shifter. Very little noise under acceleration, none at deceleration, mostly at a coast. What could this be? Flex joint? U-joint?
Also have rough idle when hot. Rack pin? What is the part #.
Thanks, Jeff
Attached Thumbnails
Clicking noise from shifter-mvc-001s.jpg  
__________________
1971 R600 Mack toterhome (SuperDawg)
99 NU-WA Snowbird 34+2 SE 102 5er
If it's not diesel, it's not in my stable!
53 F100 617.951/auto
95 Dodge 3500 Cummins/5 speed service truck
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-22-2003, 09:06 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 8,150
Clicking or rattling shifter is probably the busing at the base of the lever. Mine buzzes terribly, but I'm waiting until I get the engine mounts and some other stuff first.

Rack pin should be adjusted first, look for other posts (rack pin is probably available from FastLane on this site, too).

Peter
__________________
1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-23-2003, 12:40 AM
Aaron's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,935
I'm going to put my money on a bad shifter bushing (or two). There is one towards the front of the linkage and one at the rear. The front one is a bear to do, the rear isn't so bad. They're only a couple bucks a piece so get a few and keep them around for future needs!
__________________
Regards,
Aaron
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-23-2003, 08:45 AM
mechmagcn's Avatar
Just another diesel junky
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Mt Holly AR
Posts: 290
Guess I should have been more specific. The clicking seems to follow the speed of the car. Just sounds like it is coming from shifter. Also can feel it in the shifter.
Thanks, Jeff
__________________
1971 R600 Mack toterhome (SuperDawg)
99 NU-WA Snowbird 34+2 SE 102 5er
If it's not diesel, it's not in my stable!
53 F100 617.951/auto
95 Dodge 3500 Cummins/5 speed service truck
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-23-2003, 10:33 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 8,150
Road speed or engine speed? The same at, say, 40 mph in second AND third, or different?

Peter
__________________
1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-23-2003, 10:42 PM
mechmagcn's Avatar
Just another diesel junky
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Mt Holly AR
Posts: 290
The noise seems to follow road speed. Almost sounds like a bearing clicking. Maybe the center bearing going south.
Whatever it is, it'll have to wait for warmer weather. It,s like 18 degrees out right now. Forecast is for 10-12. Oh well, they told me when I moved to AR, if you don't like the weather, just wait till tomorrow, it'll be different.
Thanks, Jeff
__________________
1971 R600 Mack toterhome (SuperDawg)
99 NU-WA Snowbird 34+2 SE 102 5er
If it's not diesel, it's not in my stable!
53 F100 617.951/auto
95 Dodge 3500 Cummins/5 speed service truck
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-23-2003, 10:52 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 8,150
Jeff:

If it is road speed related, on coast only, I'd suspect the driveline. If it sounds very much like every other wheel revolution, it can be the rear wheel bearings (they are sealed double-race ball bearings in the control arm).

Be glad it is as warm as it is there -- current temp is -2F, going as low as -5 tonight, we MAY see 18 tomorrow! Warmer than where I used to live, though -- never gets up to 0F in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario this time of year!

Peter
__________________
1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page