FITS THE FOLLOWING All 116, 123 and 126 chassis diesel cars with 5 cyl. turbo engines. This includes 1982 to 1985 300D, 1982 to 1985 300CD, 1981 to 1985 300TD and 1978 to 1980 300SD / 1981 to 1985 300SD. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MERCEDESSOURCE MAINTENANCE ALERT
The disk that usually fails is the front one, and when it does the front short section of the drive line flings around under the car and causes other damage in its wake. In two cases the internal transmission shift rod was so badly twisted that the transmission had to be repaired/replaced (major). In one case the parking lock cog inside the transmission was broken, in another the speedo cable was destroyed, and in another the whole shift mechanism was severely damaged. One of the cars was driving down a major street when the disk let loose, the loose drive-line end wrapped around the emergency brake cable and brought the car to a screeching halt. It was very difficult to get the car off the road and when it came to may shop we found it was so tightly wrapped around the drive line, we had to cut the emergency brake cable. In that particular instance I had told the owner that the flex disk needed replacing but he did not want to spend the money..... He ended up having to replace his transmission!
Get under your car and inspect the rubber drive line flex disks located at both the front and rear of the driveline. Remember, these rubber parts are getting old. If you find the rubber is cracked then replace one or both. Do not take the chance. They are not that expensive and will last another 15 - 20 years!
Kit includes both front and rear flex discs with PDF complete installations instructions.
How to view the PDF digital instructions:
Once you complete the purchase of this product you will be able to download the digital instructions immediately when you are logged in and on your personal account page (click on My Account). Any PDFs will show up under My PDF Manuals. You will be allowed three downloads, so please save the file on your machine for backup.