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Old 09-28-2009, 11:34 AM
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Transmission modulator location for 1987 300D

I have to be looking in the wrong spot, either that or I am blind! Just got done looking for over 5 min underneath the car on the drivers side of the tranny trying to locate the modulator. Does anyone have a picture of the location?
Too bad the Mercedes does not have a clear cut reference and schematics guide like the BMW at realoem.com
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:41 AM
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Blackie, just follow a black vacuum line that goes from the ip down in to the tranny, it goes to it, you cant miss it, 1st have a look on top then follow it under the car, sort of in front of the pan i believe on the 87, you cant miss it if you follow the line going into it.
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:02 PM
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Maybe Mercedes techs are assumed to be more knowledgable?
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:25 PM
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FOUND IT!
The piece of insulation got loose and hid the modulator, so I could not see it at all from the bottom, followed the advice about the vaccum line and found it.
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