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V230 (W638) Gearbox Problems



I have recently had a new clutch fitted to my 1997 V230 Ambient.

When the car went in, the gearbox was working fine ( for a V Class ! ) apart from a reluctance to go into reverse ( especially on cold mornings )

Since the new clutch has been fitted it is now impossible to even find reverse gear, let alone get it in to reverse. The same problem applies to 2nd and 4th gears. We have taken the car back, but the garage says it can find nothing wrong. My comment to this was "We had five gears and reverse when the car came in, now we only have 1st, 3rd and 5th gears so you must have done something wrong"

The garage is telling us that all gears are selectable when the top of the gearbox is off, but not when they put the top back on. They say they have checked the gear linkages and selectors and can find nothing wrong with their work.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be ?
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