Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-25-2001, 07:09 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 20
Hello folks,

A recently purchased a pretty clean 86 300 sdl. The tranny is starting to act up now, at 160k miles. The tranny will not shift out of 1st gear until you are doing 4,500rpm's. Thats going about 25-30 mph. Seems like that is really hard on the engine. Does anyone have any ideas about a cure other than a rebuilt tranny. 2nd, 3rd and 4th seem ok, nice quick stiff shifts. Thanks for your help. Great site , very helpful and informative.


86 300sdl
83 300 d
83 300d
82 240d great kids car
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2001, 08:53 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 4,712
It sounds as if the kickdown switch is stuck or the valve is energized for some reason.

I have also had the bowden cable become sticky and cause the same syptom. This could be a cheap repair if done now.
Donnie Drummonds
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2001, 06:17 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 20
300sdl transmission

Donnie, Thanks for your help with the trany problem. My mechanic said he tried all of your suggestions, still no luck. A rebuilt is 1,250 plus 400 to install so I want to be absolutely sure I have exhausted all possibilities. Any other ideas. Thanks.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Auto -> Manual Transmission Conversion Has Begun. R Leo Diesel Discussion 341 08-15-2016 07:21 AM
300SDL transmission - Help! Oil_burner Diesel Discussion 10 12-05-2004 10:22 PM
Need transmission part # help please!! mattdave Diesel Discussion 0 05-01-2004 01:30 AM
300SDL and 300SDL Transmission Lockout Function Marvin Smith Tech Help 5 03-16-2004 10:46 AM
M116 removal from 82 380SL rstarkie Tech Help 3 11-14-2002 07:03 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page