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Old 12-22-2002, 08:41 PM
Max J. Sandler Max J. Sandler is offline
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Location: Monroeville, NJ
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Unhappy Rough Shifting Transmission

My 1987 560 SL with 109,000 miles has the following transmission problems:

1. When putting the transmission into D, there is a slight hesitation, then a heavy "clunk".

2. The 2-3 shift is rough, and the 3-4 shift seems to occur too early.

3. There is also a delay in downshifting when I step hard on the gas pedal to pass someone. Brief hesitation, then bangs into gear.

I already searched the archives, and changed the modulator with no improvement. I hope this is a relatively easy (and cheap) fix. Any ideas?

M. Sandler

1986 560SEC: 150,000 miles, runs great, but I've got to sell it (too many cars for one man)
1987 560SL: 122,000 miles, used to run poorly, now (thanks to forum), runs great!
1997 GMC Jimmy: Turned out to be a turkey.
1989 T-Bird Super Coupe: 150,000 miles, still runs great. Ford got it right.
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