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Old 06-24-2001, 04:38 PM
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It seems to take 2-3 seconds to engage when shifting from D to R or from P to D. When I shift into P and take my food off the brake the car always rolls 6-8 inches. Is this normal?
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Old 06-24-2001, 09:51 PM
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Probably OK.

MB has huge gears on their parking pawl. Which makes engagement require a significant degree of rotation. It makes park roll a piece. I doubt anything can be wrong if it does engage.

Reverse does take a while longer than many trannies, but gets worse when failing so it could indicate a problem. Don't worry about it unless it changes.
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