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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-21-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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W110 column shift problem

Hi,is there anyone out there that can help me with my beautiful Benz? I have recently purchased a 1962 W110 fin tail. The vehicle engages all the forward gears,problem free. Sadly it will not engage into reverse. On close inspection there seams to be a lot of slop within the linkage. There's a piece of wire and a rubber band wrapped around one of the linkages. Sadly I'm at a loss...
Any help would be greatly apprecated,Murray.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-22-2013, 05:54 AM
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You'll probably get a better response if you post in the Vintage forum rather than the "For Sale" forum.

Sounds like the bushings in the steering column and on the shift levers at the transmission all need replacement.
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This is where you need to go, Murray...

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Like LWB250 said, it sounds like bushings. Easy job and not too expensive from what I have read.

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