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Old 11-12-2000, 04:43 PM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
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Location: Gainesville FL
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Your vacuum seems about right. If anything you might have too large a drop when the proportioning valve cuts in (the 20 to 9 in drop). This would cause the opposite shifting problem though so I would say your problem is in the electric kickdown.

This is done by the small switch under the gas pedal and I don't remember where it goes from there on a 240D. On gas cars it is handled by the fuel pump relay, but I forget on yours. It will be apparant on the wiring diagram.

Steve Brotherton
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