Very good used working bowden cable with good plastic threads on the adjuster. No longer available new. This will not fit the 1985 transmissions with the black modulator. Comes with installation instructions. You must be logged in to your account and click on my account to view the video.
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If your modulator is working ok, but leaking transmission fluid, you may only need to replace the inexpensive oring ( o ring ). You do have to be careful when removing the modulator from the transmission. For instructions (available separately) see related products below.
Sold in a set of four. These have to be the strongest magnets in the World! You do not put them inside the pan. Rather you spread them out on the outside bottom of the transmission pan as shown in the picture below. Talk about an easy install! You don't even need to jack the car up!
Transmission service on these older Mercedes is very often neglected and it is something you can do yourself. It should be done every 30,000 miles or every 5 years (whichever comes first). After you watch this video you will find out why you should do it yourself!
In this 5 and a half minute video Kent will show you how to replace the o-ring seal at the base of the dip stick / fill tube going into the automatic transmission case on the right side.
This is becoming one of the common transmission fluid leaks on these older automatics. If the trans is leaking fluid in small puddles while the car sits for longer periods suspect this seal. You can be fooled thinking it is coming from the pan gasket.
Genuine Mercedes special Oring seal for the bowden cable housing where it connects to the right side of the automatic transmission. This is a common leak area and you may be fooled into thinking it is leaking out of the pan gasket.
Illustrated 6 page step-by-step instructions for proper removal and installation of the modulator upgrade for the years and models noted here. Includes how-to specific details for using the new adjustment cap on the upgraded OEM modulators now available. These are installation instructions only.
Excellent used vacuum shift valve for the 1978 to 1980 300SD. This has been tested in our shop and is in good working conditioin. When you put it on your particular diesel it most likely will need to be adjusted. No instructions are included with this part.
The bowden cable runs from the transmission to the throttle linkage on many Mercedes from the early 1980's up through the early mid 1990's. When this cable fails or is out of adjustment the transmission will either shift too early or too late.
This is just what the doctor ordered when installing a new seal. This can prevent the lip sealing spring from popping off during seal replacement. When this happens you will never know it because you can not see the sealing spring once the seal is installed!!!
If you have ever tried to remove and reinstall a shift rod attachment clip under your Benz you know how frustrating it can be. On some chassis like the 201 models it is almost impossible to even get to the clip let alone remove it with standard hand tools!
Lets face it! Diesel automatic transmissions can be troublesome, particularly those models that use vacuum to control shifts. This is largely due to the fact that diesel engines don't produce vacuum naturally. It has to be artificially manufactured.
This manual is part of our Advanced DIY Mechanic Series. It covers advanced procedures in simple terms with photos to illustrate every step. The format size is 8.5 x 7 inches. It is printed on 28 pound stock paper and is wire bound to allow it to stay open when on your workbench.
To properly tune your diesel transmission you will first need the know-how and then the equipment to adjust your transmission modulator and your VCV transmission shift valve.
This unique kit will allow you to hook up a 30 in HG vacuum gauge between your vacuum control shifting valve (VCV) and your transmission modulator to test the VCV for proper function and to tune it for peak shifting performance.
Applicable to 114 115 116 123 and 126 Chassis, years and models listed above. Troubleshooting an annoying shift problem must first start with the vacuum modulator.
I don't think there is any owner out there who has owned a 1978 to 1993 diesel automatic for any length of time and who has not had some sort of shift problem with the transmission. Maybe it was just a little jerk or a slipping shift. Maybe the rear end clunked hard when you came to a stop.
If your transmission is shifting too soon it can really rob your car of power and acceleration. If it is shifting too late it can be very loud and annoying and even affect fuel economy.
If you are experiencing very hard or less than perfect shifts, a failed transmission modulator could be the problem. New Genuine Mercedes part. This unit is an upgrade over the original. It has a better thrust pin design which is less prone to cause pressure variations in cold weather.
Only works if your current transmission has a red modulator. Will also work on some late W123 240's. Complete with the cap as shown. To get this to work right you MUST understand how the vacuum system works on those models. It is VERY FINICKY!. SEE MY manual below
These are the parts and instructions you will need to fix a very common shifting problem in the 1996 to 2006 Mercedes 722.6 five (5) speed automatic transmission.
This is PART 3 of Kent’s three part video series on troubleshooting and repairing a very common shifting problem in the 1996 to 2006 Mercedes 722.6 five (5) speed automatic transmission.
This is PART 2 of Kent’s three part video series on troubleshooting and repairing a very common shifting problem in the 1996 to 2006 Mercedes 722.6 five (5) speed automatic transmission.
This is PART 1 of Kent’s three part video series on troubleshooting and repairing a very common shifting problem in the 1996 to 2006 Mercedes 722.6 five (5) speed automatic transmission. The entire video series is included free of charge when
If your shift lever feels loose or is rattling, that is an almost sure sign that the bushing on the transmission shifting lever has disintegrated and fallen out. This new replacement bushing is cheap, but we need to warn you about installing it.
If your shift lever feels loose or is rattling, that is an almost sure sign that the bushing on the transmission shifting lever has disintegrated and fallen out. A new replacement bushing is cheap, but just try to get one installed in the hole in the lever up along side the transmission tunnel.
Do you own a 1998 to 2006 Mercedes with the 5 speed automatic that has the MB WORKSHOP ONLY locked cap on the top of the transmission fill tube? Have you wondered how you are ever going to be able to check the transmission fluid??? Kent has come up with an inexpensive answer for the D.I.Y.
This applies to those Mercedes with the 722.6x 5 speed automatic transmissions built from 1998 to 2006. They have a cap on the transmission fill tube with the words "MB Workshop Only." Heaven forbid if you break into one of these transmissions!
This guide will explain how to properly change the fluid and filter in your late 123, 126, 201, 124, late 107 chassis Mercedes as well as early 129 and 140 chassis. This includes model years from 1982 to 1993.
Brand new gasket. Make sure this fits your transmission before ordering. No returnable if ordered in error.
Common wear item. Check for looseness where they nylon bushing sits in the aluminum connector. This is a brand new Shift rod Metal Connector with Nylon Bushing installed. Sold individually. List price $20.00
New Sachs clutch release throw out bearing. This only fits the 114 and 115 chassis listed.
New ATE Clutch Slave Cylinder. No instructions. No fittings or hoses. If you need to replace one cylinder you should replace both.
New Clutch Master Cylinder. No instructions. No fittings or hoses. If you need to replace one cylinder you should replace both.
I have used a lot of different clamping tools over the years to prevent fluids from leaking out when removing coolant, fuel, or brake fluid hoses. Most work ok. Some are hard to use in tight places. Many do not stop every last drip from coming out of the hose.
New rubber mount that bolts on rear of transmission. Failure of this part can cause excessive engine vibration. Common failure item. Fits models listed above. NO INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED. Single mount only no bolts or nuts included.
This is the absolute best gasket maker when you have a clean and tight metal to metal contact. Examples of where you would use this is SEALING the rear differential cover, aluminum oil pan where is mounts to the engine block, etc.
Bad rear mount can cause excessive engine vibration. No instructions included at this time.
Fits 190D, 190E, 260E, 300CE, 300D, 300E, 300SDL, 300SL, 300TD, 300TE, 350SD, 350SDL, 500SL, E300, E320, SL320, SL500
Good used flywheel stretch bolt as shown. Very limited stock
Getting to and removing the two hex head bolts that hold the starter to the bellhousing can be a real test of your sanity - especially if you don't have the right tool! You will need a heavy duty hex socket on a strong wobble extension.
FITS: MERCEDES BENZ 190DT, MERCEDES BENZ 260E, MERCEDES BENZ 300CDT, MERCEDES BENZ 300CE, MERCEDES BENZ 300DT, MERCEDES BENZ 300E, MERCEDES BENZ 300SD, MERCEDES BENZ 300SDL, MERCEDES BENZ 300SE, MERCEDES BENZ 300SEL, MERCEDES BENZ 300SL, MERCEDES BENZ 300TD, MERCEDES BENZ 300TDT, MERCEDES BENZ 3
Set of (2). The number one cause of a loose or rattling shift lever is failed or missing shift lever bushings. Our upgraded bushings are made out of nylon and are much tougher than the original plastic type. No instructions or special tools included.
This is the most complete front reseal kit on the market today. It includes Kents new IMAGE-BY-IMAGE instructions. That means there is an image for every single step in the operation of replacing these 2 (Yes there are 2!) critical front seals.
Some of the most common auto transmission leaks on the early automatics come from the banjo bolts that connect the filler tube to the bottom of the pan and the two transmission coolers lines to the lower front transmission housing.
NEW Genuine Mercedes Modulator Cap. Check to see if yours is cracked. Cap removal is required for modulator adjustment.
Typical old and cracked rubber cap:
If you are going to pull your transmission to replace any clutch components you should do it right! That means replace all key wear components so you don't have to remove the transmission again any time soon. Go with the best brand parts so the repair will last the longest.
If you are going to pull your transmission to replace any clutch components you should do it right! That means replace all key wear components so you don't have to remove the transmission again any time soon. Go with the best so the repair will last the longest. That means genuine Sachs parts.
If you have a leaking transmission seal it can be a real bear to get the old seals out without this special pry tool. This tool also works great for front crank seals as well.