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Old 05-28-2005, 11:58 PM
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Harsh Kickdown

I've looked through the threads and not found anything decisive.
A friend is looking to buy a 300e and it looks in great condition except for a harsh kickdown from 4 to 3.
Is this a bowden cable or vacuum pressure fix?
I have looked over the car and it's otherwise in great condition (lambda works, alternator 13.4 volt charge rate, fule pumps draw less that 7 amp and are quiet, minor accident repair only, no rust, v smooth idle and power delivery etc)

Any ideas? Thanks

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Old 05-30-2005, 03:05 AM
Robert Ryan
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Vacuum leaks. Been there. I wrote up something in the diy section on finding them. people also say the tranny and diff mounts can cause this but I had mine replaced to no avail.
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