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After driving my 98 ML320 about 150 miles, stopping for 30 or 40 minutes and then starting to drive again I noticed my shifter was physically warm, is this normal? Is there anything I should be worried about?
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After 150 mile trip the shifter should not be noticeably warm whatsoever. The onrushing air should keep the shift rod and the entire trans. cool enough along with the trans. coolant lines at the radiator.

Check the color and level with the dipstick.
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After 150 mile trip the shifter should not be noticeably warm whatsoever. The onrushing air should keep the shift rod and the entire trans. cool enough along with the trans. coolant lines at the radiator.

Check the color and level with the dipstick.


Heís saying after heís been stopped for 30-40 minutes Jim. The heat would transfer up from the box.


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After driving my 98 ML320 about 150 miles, stopping for 30 or 40 minutes and then starting to drive again I noticed my shifter was physically warm, is this normal? Is there anything I should be worried about?
As with any temperature issues. Exact temperature measurements are needed. Infrared temp gauge gun needs to get employed.

Last time I have checked myself it felt pretty warm.
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