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Old 06-25-2006, 06:15 AM
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mercedes 280se no forward or reverse

I've been a big ford man for years & have always loved the older mercedes se models. I purchased a 1977 280 se for almost nothing with 140,000 miles on the clock from a dear old lady & it ran very well for 6 months but now it won't move. The tranny oil is clean & its full. A friend towed it home & the engine was running so i put it in drive to see what happened. Around 20mph the tranny started working but when i slowed down it appeared to be in neutral. My guess & i'm only guessing is that it is either vacuum problem, o ring or maybe the governor. I've also considered the torque convertor but feel its unlikely because it made no noise at all, it just wouldn't move when i stopped the car. I would appreciate any help I can get.

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Old 06-26-2006, 08:59 AM
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Since the trans tries to work while towing then the MOST likely problem is the front pump.

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