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Old 10-12-2001, 12:37 PM
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Need help on used transmission!

I am in the Gainesville Florida area and I need to know where to get a used automatic transmission for a 1985 190e 2.3. Mine died yesterday. Second gear is just fine but third gear is like driving with a clutch pushed in. (Yeah, I know my car doesn't have a clutch) I can push my RPMs up to the red-line and it will barely move. I checked the fluid level and that is fine. It has been shifting strangely for a few months but I thought that it had to do with my light accelerator foot. It has wanting to skip third gear. Occasionally I would pull the shifter down into third and it would be fine.

I really would like to support a local business but for $1800 I can get three used transmissions. (Not to mention I really don't have $1800)

I have tried the Benz-Bin and Fastlane... Does anyone know of any other places I can check?
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Old 10-12-2001, 06:35 PM
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Steve Brotherton is a moderator on this board and has a shop in Gainesville, which is the best shop I have ever seen as far as customer service, knowledge, and quality of work is concerned.

It is Continental Imports (www.continentalimports.com).

He is extremely friendly and knowledgable and would be more than happy to talk cars with you.
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Old 10-12-2001, 06:47 PM
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Call Steve Brotherton at Continental Imports - should be in the yellow pages. I have not seen him post lately but give him a call. I have been to his shop and met with him in person - first class individual.
Have him either rebuild it or he may have a used one laying around. He is honest and will treat you right. Whatever he tells you that you need to do is what you need to do.
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