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Old 05-09-2010, 07:47 PM
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89 S420 Shifter/Transmission Problems

My wife's 89 S420 doesn't stay still in park, it will roll if on an incline. I'm worried about taking it to a transmission shop or even the MB dealer and getting shafted.
The car runs great other than that. No other problems but it's 21 years old and my cost more than it's worth.
Any ideas on someone having the same problem and what was the outcome?
Thanks to all ahead of time
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:42 AM
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It sounds as though the shifter linkage is not right or the parking pawl has broken. Hopefully the former...
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:48 PM
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As per the shifter linkage idea. Is there any slop in the shifter when you move it between gears?

If so then it could be as simple as the couple of rubber bushes.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:10 AM
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Check the shifter bushings.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:06 PM
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Define Slop

Define slop for me?

Next weekend I going underneith to check out the linkage.

Is there anything I should watch for or avoid touching/

Thanks
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1988 300SE Totaled in 1998, hit by drunk driver, but we walked away OK
1989 420SEL 140,000, just warming up. Total by 18 wheel gas truck rear ended, but refused to lose another MB. Had it repaired cost $10,000+ Great Car again SOLD it for a 2003 C320 to save on gas
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1952 8N Tractor 1,000,000-/+
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