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-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2003, 03:15 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 178
Question metallic creaking sound when shifting

Hi all!

My 1990 190E (auto) makes a metallic creaking sound when I shift from P to R to D to R, etc. (It's more noticeable in the morning when the car has been sitting.) It has been doing that for some times, but I never really took much notice of it or felt no sense of urgency to take care of it until now. I was backing up my car this morning and my dad asked me what the noise was. I told him it was nothing serious--AM I RIGHT? If I recall, it may be something to do with some U-joint thingy? The transmission shifts fine, the brakes are dad thought the noise may be coming from one of these.

My concern now since it has now been brought to my attention is this metallic creaking sound okay to drive with? What is the cause? The car only creaks when I shift from P to R and so on. It doesn't creak when I'm driving or braking. If it is some bushing or U-joint thing, can I still operate the car and remedy the noise at a later time? Driving won't cause any serious or permenant damage? Thanks in advance.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2003, 09:36 PM
J.HIDALGO's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 1,785
Thumbs up Do asearch under shifter bushings!

There are two plastic? bushings that go bad after a while. Cheap parts and not too hard for a DIY'er.

'86 300E
Reply With Quote


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 11:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, 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