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Old 09-21-2002, 10:47 PM
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Loose gear shift

I own a '91 300CE with the gear shift lever is rather loose in each gear. There is also a slight vibration noise comming from that area. Do I need bushings? And is it best done by a pro?
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Old 09-21-2002, 11:05 PM
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It sounds like you do!

If you have a good floor jack you can do it yourself from under the car. The bushings are less than $5. A pro can probably do it in less than 1 hour.
Your choice!
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Old 10-08-2002, 02:52 PM
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hey bcgreen
i've got to do the same replacement.
i was quoted 60.00 for the job and 45 min. wait time...

i've been told by many members that it's something that i can do on my own...just have to spend the time under the car
as well as have the right tools...which are:

11" needle nose pliers....
cup of hot (not boiling, but hot) water
floor jacks to make sure the car is securely raised
patience.
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Old 10-08-2002, 04:24 PM
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Yeah, my neighbor owns a repair shop, and he quote me a price of $65. I asked him if it was a shade tree mechanic job and he said no. So I will have to believe him, because I would hate to do the work and find I run into some problem and then end up having to have it towed or spend an extra day to do a 1 hour job. Apparently there are front and back bushings.
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Old 10-08-2002, 04:28 PM
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hey bcgreen

from what i understand it's not a complex job...and there was someone on here that did take it to a mechanic who didn't know what they were doing and tried to charge more for the work, which he declined and ended up finishign the job himself...
hope this helps..
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(my other girls)
1992 300CE 24V 3.0L (w124) (R.I.P. "she was killed 7/12/03 by some ricer kids speeding in a honda accord")
1990 Acura Integra RS (w/94' engine)
1966 Cadillac Sedan de Ville (Hardtop)
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Old 10-12-2002, 08:33 PM
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Hey mushedroom, haven't you fixed that thing yet!!!
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