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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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W110 column gear shift trouble...

Hi,is there anyone out there that can HELP???
I have recently purchased a beautiful 1962 w110 fin tail on the net,on arrival the courier advised me that the vehicle would not engage into reverse.
After contacting the previous owner,he said he had no issues with the vehicle???? On inspection I can see there has been some bush mechanics done on the linkage,ie wire and rubber bands wound round one of the linkage arms. The vehicle engages all 4 forward gears problem free.
Is there a new kit that I can purchase to replace what's wound round what I've got?
Look forward to you guys wisdom helping me out as I'm at a loss!!!!
Murray.

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sign up for EPC-net Online EPC online. It will be your best friend to figure out parts. it is free, but if you have tech problem installing just call them and they will fix. there has been some issues with that.

probably just a $2 bushing needs replaced.
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Yes, either the owner or the transport folks wired it up when a bushing broke. Depending upon where this wired bit is it could either be the ball end of the rod which you can probably snap back in place long enough to put it in reverse, or the rubber bit on top of the transmission but you probably can't see that, or the plastic bushings in the shifter column. Those bushings are all very cheap but you may not have ready availability. Your dealer should have them for very little money, maybe the cheapest thing you will ever buy for your car.

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Hi,could you please tell me where you purchased these parts?
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Mercedes-Benz of Southampton (New York). Probably a bit far for you, but parts should be at every M-B parts room as they are a common wear item used on many M-B models.
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what are the exact part numbers for those bushings, rubber bit and the nylon part?
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Part nr

Hi to all,is the part nr 000 991 09 22 ? Does this part have to be replaced or is there a nylon insert that is simlpy pushed into the ball socket?

I pulled the whole mechanism apart yesterday,the ball socket for all the forward gears has heaps of slop in it but still engages all 4 gears. The ball socket for reverse also has heaps of slop but it will not engage into reverse without help from a third party.

If there is a nylon bush that simply is pressed into the ball socket,does anyone out there know the part nr?
Look forward to hearing from you. Murray.

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For the W110, the part number for the rod eye that screws onto the shift rod and snaps over the shifter ball at the base of the steering column is 000 991 38 22. It includes the metal end with the nylon inside, and both rods use the same one. They were about $10 each when I bought them a few months ago. They are a common failure point when the plastic gets old. Mine broke right in the middle of an intersection going up a hill. Quick fixed with a couple wire ties.

The bushing for the transmission end of the rod is 000 992 01 10.
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