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Old 11-13-2002, 02:13 PM
agara agara is offline
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: Chicago
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W126 auto trans...slips out of gear on upshift

1984 500SEL (euro model)...On normal accelleration, car shifts up through gears, but between 2 and 3 (possible 3 and 4 also) it slips out of gear momentarily. If I keep pedal down, it slips back into gear with a noticable clunk. This doesn't seem to happen if I drive around in "3" instead of "D". In general, the kickdown from 4th into lower gears (under 1/2 to full accelleration) has a delay, then a good hard clunk. I am going to check vacuum and bowden cable for the hard downshifting, but the false neutral thing scares me a bit.
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