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Marty, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Mercedes
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Experience:  Bosch Certified Master Technician with over 35 years experience in the automotive industry.
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Assistant: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: I have a question about my shift linkage
Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: not the transmission, the linkage
Assistant: What is the model/year of your Mercedes?
Customer: 1970 220D
Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I need a shift linkage bushing
Assistant: I'm sorry but I'm not sure we have an expert who covers what you are looking for. Maybe if you give me more details I will find you a connection to someone who can help you.
Customer: I need a shift linkage bushing
Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: 1970 220D 4 speed column shift

Hi, my name is***** bushing specifically are you looking for?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I think I actually found it. I'm looking for the 2 bushings that go right at the top of the steering column (one on each side of the alloy plate), they're completely missing on my car. If I'm not mistaken, they are part number 111 997 12 40

The ones that cause the horn to beep all of the time when they go bad?

Yes, those are the correct bushings.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Great! When I bought the car, the horn had been disconnected, probably for that reason. Its also causing very sloppy shifting. I often can't find 1st or reverse without jamming the linkage

The bushings will take care of both issues.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Sounds good, thanks for your help

You're quite welcome.

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