My 1978 300CD gear shifter will not shift gears and is stuck in drive - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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My 1978 300CD gear shifter will not shift gears and is stuck in drive

I have had this car a month, and the gear shifter was loose when i purchased it. The car started shifting out of park and rolling this morning when i parked it. I am out of town, and was returning home when this happened. I was pulling out of a gas station, and the reverse would not engage., It is stuck in what i believe is low, and i wanted to see if there were any bandaids that i can use until i get home. My guess is there are some plastic bushings that keep the shifter in place??
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Under the car is a rod, it runs from the shifter to the lever on the transmission. The rod has a plastic bushing at both ends.
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