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Mforcer

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Clunk engaging reverse
« on: 14 November 2004, 11:22 AM »
Hello all, I need your help, again.

There is a noticeable clunk when engaging reverse gear on my car. I recently had the transmission rebuilt and the mechanic tells me that is normal but I just don't believe it.

Does anyone have an idea of what could be wrong? Does anyone else hear a clunk when engaging reverse gear. What should I ask the mechanic to look at?

Thanks,
Michael
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1977 450SE [Brilliant Red]
2006 B200

gordonperry2003

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450SE
« Reply #1 on: 22 November 2004, 12:49 AM »
Hi

I bought my 1979 450SE (UK spec)in Aug 2002 - it always makes a gentle clunk engaging reverse, after a delay of less than a second after moving the lever.  

The clunk is more noticeable when idling speed is high (about 1200rpm) during warm-up.  I believe this is normal - I certainly don't worry about it!  

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« Reply #2 on: 22 November 2004, 01:35 AM »
Quote from: "gordonperry2003"

I bought my 1979 450SE (UK spec)in Aug 2002 - it always makes a gentle clunk engaging reverse, after a delay of less than a second after moving the lever.  

The clunk is more noticeable when idling speed is high (about 1200rpm) during warm-up.  I believe this is normal - I certainly don't worry about it!  


Thanks GP for the confirmation. I am never sure if it is just my over-analysis of any work done on my car and something that has always been there but not noticed.

I am still interested in knowing what the cause of it is.
Michael
1977 450SE [Brilliant Red]
2006 B200

Serpico

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Clunk engaging reverse
« Reply #3 on: 28 February 2005, 09:13 AM »
I have had most models since 73 including 200E, 230TE, 280E, 450SE 190 2.3 and E220, they all give a bit of a clink when reverse is engaged, it's when they don't your in the Doo Doo, usual means a strip and rebuild with seals and belts.
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