I have a 1986 190E 2.3L 16 valve that I'm slowly trying to restore. The
transmission (5 spd. manual) started eating itself a couple of days ago
(nasty grinding sounds, shifter frozen between gates). I would appreciate
Actually, I was hoping to rebuild the tranny myself, which is why I was
asking about parts & manuals. Performance Parts has a manual on CD but it
doesn't appear to contain any information about the tranny. A repair shop
down here (Miami) found a used tranny for $900, but I don't have $900 to
spend right now. Am I being totally delusional for wanting to rebuild it
myself? Are parts that difficult to come by?
Oh, sorry--I misunderstood. I really don't know how hard it would be to
find parts. I have the service cd, and I think you're right--there's
nothing on there about the Getrag 5-speed. In fact, I remember reading long
ago that Mercedes actually tried to claim that the 5-speed in the 16V was
their own until they were finally forced to admit that it was outsourced to
Getrag. That may have something to do with its absence in the manual.
Still, if you're looking for parts, my original recommendation stands. Talk
to Pat at Potomac. He may be able to help you find what you need. I know
you don't have it right now, but if that tranny you found is in good shape,
$900 isn't a bad price (as long as it comes with a warranty). The rebuilt
one I bought cost me (it hurts to even type it).... $2700. Just for the
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