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Title: Reverse Shift (click) in steering column
Post by: PPATEL on November 05, 2013, 01:21:39 PM
I hope someone can help me, I have a W187 220 (1952) and can't seem to find out why the feel (click) of the reverse shift is not noticeable.

I am having a hard time diffrentiating from the 1st gear and reverse and sometimes pick reverse intead of first. I know there is some sort of a click feeling built into these cars.

Anyone have any ideas where I should start? I am thinking of rebuilding the column, but only to solve this issue, so I want to make sure I am not embarking on more than what's needed.

Thanks in advance for all the advice!

Pran
Title: Re: Reverse Shift (click) in steering column
Post by: Scott Montoney on November 05, 2013, 02:18:07 PM
I have never noticed it in mine.
If there ever was such a thing, mine doesn't do it either.
Title: Re: Reverse Shift (click) in steering column
Post by: merci on November 06, 2013, 07:04:52 AM
You should have this spring forced pin, or a reverse light switch which will give you the
necessary "click"
Sometimes the grove in the gear shift rod  has vanished because of fatigue or the pin is damaged too. 
Title: Re: Reverse Shift (click) in steering column
Post by: PPATEL on November 08, 2013, 05:41:43 AM
Merci, thanks for the info. Will post my outcome after I try to resolve. Thanks for the diagram as it helps. Pran
Title: Re: Reverse Shift (click) in steering column
Post by: bilgummi on February 04, 2014, 01:23:30 PM
The "click" on reverse lays on the top of the transmission, fig 1 on picture, but you do not need to take out the transmission to repair, only the top.