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Old 06-17-2003, 08:59 PM
NDP 2.6 190E NDP 2.6 190E is offline
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Early shifting on a 190e 2.6

1991 190e 2.6 with 112k miles

Car drives fine except that when pulling away, the shift between 2 and 3 occurs at about 1500 rpm - which is too early in my opinion, and causes the car to bog down.

The other gear-shifts seem to occur at about 2000 rpm with the same throttle position.

I can delay the shift by holding the selector in 3, or by accelarating really hard - this causes the shift (from 3 to 4) to occur at anything up to 2800 rpm.

Is there an adjustment that I can make?

Had the transmission rebuilt approx 2 years ago, but I didn't like the way the 'independant' shop kept piling on the extra charges. Also, a follow-up diagnosis suggested that a rebuild may have been unnecessary - so I won't take it back there.



1991 190E 2.6 170k
1995 E320CA 57k
1999 Chevy Tahoe 98k
2000 R1150GS 45k
1983 300CD 178k - sold, but not forgotten
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