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Old 03-28-2002, 03:36 AM
Michael Tse Michael Tse is offline
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Unhappy W140 slow reverse gear

Help is needed....

My W140 S500 built end of 1993 always has slow reverse gear (1 - 2 seconds). All the forward gears are fine. In winter, the forward gears might be a bit hard but nothing too out of the ordinary. The car has done 160K and everything else works like dream.

Suddenly, my reverse gear take a long time to engage -- 10+ seconds. I told the dealer and they said to repair would cost more than AUD 3000.

What can I do? On the other hand, I have a 1984 380SEL which has done 300K and the tanny is still working fine... What is wrong with my W140?

Any suggestions? Any one got similar problems?

Michael Tse
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