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Old 06-01-2004, 02:38 PM
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Question '97 300D Transmission ?

She has 118K; had it for the last 4K in miles.

Symptoms:

Driving along at 70-75 MPH when I notice and slightly feel the engine RPM increase fromt he 2000 RPM range to the 3000RPM range.

Seems to be shifting to the next lower gear. This lasts for 5-10 seconds then returns to the 2000 RPM range as was before.

What may be causing this to occur? Ideas I could present to my wrench for a fix?

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Bob

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Old 06-07-2004, 05:09 PM
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722 Tranny question

Anyone experience this issue?
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:16 PM
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Something doesn't seem right.

My 97 E300 runs 70mph at about 3000RPM and has since new when I bought it (now has 100K miles). I couldn't get it to run any lower RPM at that speed!

Just to confirm I have the 4 spd with overdrive
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:34 PM
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My car has the five speed transmission. It generally runs about 2800 RPM at 70 MPH
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:45 PM
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DD I, post this in the Tech Help section where it will be seen by the dealer techs. They hardly ever check this forum.

97 - your rpm range doesn't sound right. It should have the 5 speed 722.6 transmission. I noticed at lunch time today that mine runs less than 3000 rpm at 80mph.
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:57 PM
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Rick, you have a different differential, though(E300 turbodiesel).

3,000 at 70 +- 300 rpms should be the norm for the 3.46 diff. with 5th speed overdrive(722.6) electronic transmission.

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