The linkages might need adjustment. The Haynes manual covers the procedure and a drawing of the dims. I am currently at work and my manual is at home. I could do one of two things to help you; 1. Give me a fax number and I'll fax it to you or 2. I'll try to post it here some how. Option 1 works best for me.
1982 240D 313,000 (4 speed)
1984 300CD 172,483
1985 German Shepherd Dog -Lacey- R.I.P.11/04/05
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