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Old 01-11-2007, 11:29 PM
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1983 300 d Automatic trans does not take off in 1st gear

got a problem with 300d 1983 automatic , shifts perfect if shifted manually , but when in "D" it does not take off in 1st gear , as soon as i step on gaspetal and accelarate you can feel it shift into second gear even before the car starts to move , reverse is fine , only thing i did installed a new modulator becorse the rubber was bad , and it did not turn to easy for ejustement thanks erich
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:01 AM
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Probably would be better if this was posted in the Diesel forum.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:08 PM
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but when in "D" it does not take off in 1st gear
It's not supposed to. They start in 2nd.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:16 PM
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Uhhh....Since when has a w123 had a 2nd gear start?
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It depends on the year. My 77 300d starts in 2nd gear, my 85 300TD starts in first gear. I don't know what year the change was made, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was correlated with the introduction of the turbo.
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My '80 300 TD (N/A) starts in first. Steve

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