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Old 11-27-2000, 09:42 PM
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Hello Everyone...
Let's see what yall may know:
I have a 92 400E, Excellent car that I just did a KILLER monotone paintjob on. Anyway, it seems when the car is cold, especially in the winter, it takes the car about a mile to switch out of first gear. If i warm the car up for a few minutes before driving I dont have this problem. Does this sound familiar to ANYONE??? ANY advice??? Thanx in advance!!!


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Old 11-27-2000, 09:52 PM
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If you look in the owner's manual, it says that this is the case when cold and is normal
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Old 11-27-2000, 10:23 PM
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my 92 300ce does the same thing, my dad's 94 sl600 also, starts in a lower gear when cold until it warms up then it is normal 2nd gear starts.


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Old 11-27-2000, 10:46 PM
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Hey...thanx for the help guys! Guess I just haven't looked at my manual enough or something. Anyway...

thanx again!!!

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Old 01-06-2001, 01:51 AM
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The transmission computer keeps the car in gear longer when cold to help the cats and the engine warm up faster. My 93 400e does the same thing.
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Old 01-06-2001, 09:58 AM
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Emission control holds 1st to increase RPMs to heat Cat Conv.
I have a '92 400e that does exactly the same thing. In fact, when it is extremely cold, the car has a totally different shifting behavior than under normal conditions. The shift from 3rd to 4th is very soft and slow when the car is still cold. As operating temp increases, the shift behavior normalizes. I am not far from my 90K service so I may be a tad low on tranny fluid plus it has some age on it...Should be improvement with service...good luck and don't worry about the 1st gear hold.

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