Any help would be appreciated.
I own a 1982 300TD. Transmission began shifting poorly in August, top gear was engaged by 25 mph, would not shift into passing gear on hard acceleration. To save money, I took car to a friend of a friend who rebuilt transmission (including new valve body). Work was completed day before my wedding, drove car on honeymoon, and transmission gave up 650 miles from home in a small town. Now it is in the hands of the local transmission shop in this small town. Problem was diagnosed as transmission not pumping fluid, so the mechanic had the torque converter rebuilt and installed a new hydraulic pump, and it is still not pumping fluid (he said the fluid level registers high on the dip stick, meaning it is not being drawn into the transmission). Meanwhile I am forced to drive my motorcycle to work and rainy season is starting. Any ideas to pass along to the mechanic (he said he has worked on Mercedes in the past but is not very familiar)?