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Date registered: Apr 2005
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190Dc shift-linkage repairs
I've been searching high and low on the net for any and all information about the column shifting mechanisms on the W110 fintail series. I can't seem to find a darn thing for free... I'm used to lots of free info for another vintage car of mine, including nice mechanical drawings from the old parts-catalogues.
Anyway, I'm trying to fix the linkages that are atached to the firewall at the end of the stearing column. Specifically I need to know how to work with those ball-joint and socket linkage-mechanisms. Do I need some special tool for popping the balls back into socket, and how can they be seperated without damage?
I'm helping restore this basket-case 190 belonging to a friend, and since it was purchased in a not-running state, we don't know the condition of the tranny or the brakes. The tranny may just be stuck because the linkages are all obviously appart between the above-mentioned part and the two rods going under the firewall to actuate the tranny. I've heard that the likely problem is in the linkage interconnects rather than the transmission. How common is it on these old MBZ's to have the transmission just stick in one gear like second?
Once (and if...) we get the tranny fixed, how can we check the brakes also, without rolling it? Obviously we don't want to just take it out on the road and find out we can't stop! We're just newbie kids, can you tell...?