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Old 05-15-2001, 06:02 PM
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When I shift to reverse gear, I have to wait for almost 3~4 seconds to get into reverse gear. but when operate the other gears, they are fine, just only in reverse gear. so I am wondering what happen to the reverse gear? can I adjust the shifting timing or somtthing?

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You can't adjust this out without taking out and apart the transmission.
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Old 05-16-2001, 07:46 AM
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If the car is a 1994 S500, there was a valve body mod to increase the fill rate of the reverse clutch pack. However by this time I would think that the reverse clutches are worn out!
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Old 05-16-2001, 07:58 AM
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Are you low and oil?

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Old 05-16-2001, 06:36 PM
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The oil is always enough. by the way, the car is 94 S500, so MBDOC just mention something about the "reverse clutch", shoud I have them change? are they expensive?
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Old 05-16-2001, 08:26 PM
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A tech article from The Star (http://www.mbca.org/MBCA_parts_wear_out.htm) mentions that delays in engaging reverse may be a sign that the tranny needs an overhaul. Hopefully that's not what's required to fix it...
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reverse gear delay about 7 seconds

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i have mercedez benz SEL500 1993 model with all options...there was no problem in any shift...no noise, i had a car wash from service center at petrol pump...he sprayed diesel on engine and then washed it with water..also from beneath the car...after 5 hrs we were going out we started the car ,,,when we pull gear to reverse ,there was a delay of 7 seconds.but the forward gear is working fine like new...we then changed the transmission oil(original MB) and changed the filter......still the problem last......tel me what should i do..during wash i didnt removed the covers...help me

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