Author Topic: Intro & Shifter linkage Gear selector Issue 79 300SD  (Read 1496 times)

daantjie

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Re: Intro & Shifter linkage Gear selector Issue 79 300SD
« Reply #30 on: 11 March 2019, 08:46 PM »
If you're sure of the part number, just contact the MB Classic Centre in Irvine CA.  If the part is not NLA you can have it delivered to your doorstep with FedEx within days.  JB Weld is a no bueno idea IMHO.
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Re: Intro & Shifter linkage Gear selector Issue 79 300SD
« Reply #31 on: 14 May 2019, 03:36 PM »
I was able to source a new part, but am uncertain as to whether or not it is the correct part (Metallic part in the pictures is the replacement for the plastic part, also in the pictures).

When separating the nosecone from the transmission, the parking pawl spring came with it. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how the parking pawl spring goes on.

Questions

1. Can anyone tell me if the metal linkage is the correct replacement part for the plastic linkage in my transmission?

2. Does anyone have a picture or schematic, or could you explain to me how to install the spring on the parking pawl?

3. Once the pawl and spring are mounted, should I be able to move the linkage and see the pawl engage with the tail section still removed?


Thank you for your guidance.

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