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Old 06-03-2007, 11:48 AM
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Degreased Engine - transmission shifts hard

I am the new owner of a 1990 300D 2.5 turbo. Against my friends advice, I decided to degrease the engine to see where diesel was leaking from.

I used the spray on type foam on the cold engine, and covered the alternator. I used the least amount of water possible from the garden hose.

After hosing it off, I started the engine and ran it around the neighborhood until it got nice and hot, but I noticed that the transmission is now shifting very hard through all the gears. It almost clunks into the higher gears.

Any ideas? Have I fouled something up?
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:56 AM
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you probably knocked a vacuum line loose. Go over your vac line connections
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:04 PM
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I agree with "The Don".

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Old 06-03-2007, 04:55 PM
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Thanks for the advice - you were right...

I knocked one loose when I was checking the air filter. All fixed!

Thanks again.

Nigel
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