ONLY ONE AVAILABLE. 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.
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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.
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.
These are good used parts that are not worn out. You can use these to fix another VCV. Two instructional videos are included.
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.
The plastic shift bushing is a very common part that needs to be replaced on older Mercedes. Can you believe it is the exact same part that was used on all models for over 25 years! It is an inexpensive part that can cause big problems if it breaks out.
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.
INCLUDES TRANSMISSION PEAK TUNING MANUAL. DO NOT ORDER SEPARATELY
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.
This is a good used original genuine transmission vacuum modulator valve with adjustment key and cap. Failure of this part can lead to harsh or jerking shifts and in some cases prevent the transmission from shifting into 4th gear.
In this 17 minute instructional video Kent will walk you through removing and installation a VCV valve off the back of the injection pump and the proper way to adjust the linkage travel for best performance. A number of tips will be shared to reduce frustration and prevent problems.
Clear instructions on how to remove the old boot and install a new one. Total run time:
This 12-minute instructional video covers the full procedure of replacing both shift bushings in a 1999 R129 SL500 and goes over the challenges of replacing the same bushings in a 2003 ML320.
The R107 and C107 plastic shift bushings are very common parts that need to be replaced more often than not. Can you believe it is the exact same part that was used on all models for over 25 years! It is an inexpensive part that can cause big problems if it breaks out.
How many of us have never overfilled our automatic transmissions??? With this syringe and correct diameter and length of tubing, you can easily remove any excess without having to drain it out of the pan!!! Comes with free on-demand video instructions.
This was a new replacement unit only on the car for two years. RED MEANS RED. Only works if your current transmission has a red modulator THAT LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THIS ONE. Will also work on some 80-81 W123 240's. Kent installed a new cap o-ring and thoroughly bench tested this unit.
WON'T SHIFT Solution for 1000's of these 5 speed automatic transmissions - Fix it yourself and Save $1000's of Dollars !!!
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 one or both bushings on the transmission shifting levers has/have 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 a bushing (or both)on the transmission shifting lever or the console shifter has disintegrated and fallen out.
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 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. Torque converter flex plate bolts.
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: