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anthony383
Posted on: 2013/3/6 12:15
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2009/12/10
From: Kuala Lumpur, Cheras
Posts: 34
Benz Model: S280
Message:
Merc S280 Gear shift results in car jerking
Good Afternoon everyone,

My Merc S280 is facing some gear shift problems. It jerks quite hard when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. Mechanic said may need to overhaul.

Anyone done this before?
How much would it cost?

Thanks in advance guys.
aar23
Posted on: 2013/3/6 17:41
Quite a regular
Joined: 2012/9/28
From: Shah Alam
Posts: 69
Benz Model: W124 230E
Message:
Re: Merc S280 Gear shift results in car jerking
Happened to my W124 before. It was the longshaft couplings & u-joint (not too sure with the correct terms), and not the gearbox afterall.


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Schenker
Posted on: 2013/3/6 20:31
Penghulu
Joined: 2010/2/6
From: Johore Baru / Kulaifornia
Posts: 6220
Benz Model: W126 300SE C124
Message:
Re: Merc S280 Gear shift results in car jerking
Before jumping into an overhaul....check all these first

Prop shaft coupling ...both
gearbox mounting
Vacuum modulator pressure, try turning anti clockwise.a bit by bit till smooth

After all these

You can decide weather to overhaul or change a second-hand gearbox


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Schenk a.k.a Kunjisutra, President Of Kunjistan

RS-W124
Posted on: 2013/3/6 21:06
Wise Benzitos
Joined: 2006/1/16
From: USJ
Posts: 949
Benz Model: W212 E250 CGI
Message:
Re: Merc S280 Gear shift results in car jerking
Quote:

Schenker wrote:
Before jumping into an overhaul....check all these first

Prop shaft coupling ...both
gearbox mounting
Vacuum modulator pressure, try turning anti clockwise.a bit by bit till smooth

After all these

You can decide weather to overhaul or change a second-hand gearbox


Agreed...but I'd prolly go the overhaul route .
owm
Posted on: 2013/3/6 21:18
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Joined: 2012/5/4
From: Nusajaya
Posts: 1088
Benz Model: 1988 W126 300SE
Message:
Re: Merc S280 Gear shift results in car jerking
Good suggestions raised by Schenks.

The propeller/drive shaft coupling = flex discs. These are wear and tear items so good to check their condition first. If cracked, change and see if shifting improves.

Gearbox and differential mountings - Likewise.

Vacuum modulator for gearbox - Another likely candidate.

I would add when was the last time your automatic transmission was changed together with the filter? You may want to do that as well and observe if it improves before going down more drastic routes.


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anthony383
Posted on: 2013/3/8 8:54
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 2009/12/10
From: Kuala Lumpur, Cheras
Posts: 34
Benz Model: S280
Message:
Re: Merc S280 Gear shift results in car jerking
Thank you guys for all the advise... I will do as advised and will give an update here.
deezed
Posted on: 2013/3/8 9:58
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Joined: 2009/4/24
From: KL
Posts: 148
Benz Model: E280 W210 '96
Message:
Re: Merc S280 Gear shift results in car jerking
I'm no expert by far, would it help to have the OBD scanned first to see if anything's wrong?
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