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Old 08-12-2003, 06:03 PM
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trans not shifting

I have a problem with the Trans in my 1983 280SL, sometimes when I first start to drive it seems like the car is stuck in low gear. After I stop and go two or three times it starts shifting normal again. Some times I will put it in "L" and drive about two blocks and then put it back into "D" and it will start working. The only time I have noticed this problem is when I go to drive the car after it has been parked for some time.

I had the filter and fluid changed last week the old fluid look perrty good. The records indicate that it had been changed 6-17-02 also many of the orings were replaced ( T/F kit, Mod/cap, F/pump seal/Oring, kick/dn oring, mod/oring, gov/oring, dip/st/oring, speedo/oring, reg/oring, cap, teflon/rings). The repair order said it was brought in for steam from underneath the car. It costed the the previos owner about $700.00.
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