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Old 08-04-2006, 06:58 PM
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Vacuum modulator rubber cap

where does a fella find one of these ? mine is cracked and glued but i need to adjust the modulator and im sure the cap will come off in two peices this time. i checked the parts breakdown somewhere on this forum and its not listed. we have no dealer within150 or so miles so purchasing one is kinda a problem. thanks in advance.
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:03 PM
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I hear that FASTLANE carries them here on this site. They're cheap.. order a spare or two.
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:24 PM
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I have one

Hi Davidh

I have one off of a modulator that I replaced. It's not from an `83, but I bet it's the same. The cap seems to be in decent shape and it's free. Send me a private message through this site with your address and I'll get it in the mail. I'll send the key too, just in case.

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Old 08-04-2006, 11:57 PM
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This happened not too long ago. For some reason, it is listed for the w126's but not the w123's. Try this:http://catalog.eautopartscatalog.com/mercedesshop/sophio/wizard.jsp?partner=mercedesshop&clientid=catalog.mercedesshop&baseurl=http://catalog.peachparts.com/&cookieid=1V61D44OW1V61D4BO7&year=1983&make=MB&model=300-SD-002&category=J&part=AT+Modulator+Cap
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:35 AM
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Also dealer item. $2 or so.
Fastlane has it too.

And.... they do need to be vacuum tight.

I actually made my own.

Model car tire and a dime as a cap, then some black RTV.
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:55 AM
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modulator cap

thanks for the help. i knew someone would come up with a creative fix too. im going to attempt to halt the HARD shift on a low mileage car this wekend and mine has a repaired crack already.
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