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Old 08-01-2003, 11:39 PM
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car lurches when put in park

I have a 94 c280, when I put the car in park it moves about 1 1/2 feet forward each time and make a very profound click noise, can someone tell me is this a problem, and what can I do about it.

Thanks in advance johnny
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Old 08-02-2003, 12:25 AM
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This is not a problem. The slight lurch is the park mechanism engaging the transmission pawl...which is kind of a notch that has to be found depending on the orientation of the pawl. So there is a little bit or travel before "park" engages, hence the "lurch" you describe.

All of my MBs do this...even my wife complains about this "feature"!
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