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Problems getting into 1st and reverse

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Tommy_Tank, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Tommy_Tank

    Tommy_Tank Member

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    Your Mercedes:
    C200 2005 2.1 CDI
    I have a '05 C200 manual 6speed Diesel Mercedes. Lately i have had trouble getting it into 1st gear and reverse. It is very stiff and feels as if i am forcing it in. This happens more so when the engine is cold. After about 5-10 miles it isnt really a problem until about 4-5hours later. (The car is used as a cab)

    I have tried changing the transmission oil but it doesn't seem to have made much difference.

    If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks, Tom
     
  2. Steve@Avantgarde

    Steve@Avantgarde Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Your Mercedes:
    C220CDI AMG Line Premium, SLR McLaren Roadster, SL55 & C32AMG
    Either you have a linkage problem or its internal inside the box. I would check the selector shaft and varous bushes on it first.
     

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