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Old 11-07-2001, 12:15 AM
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300d tranny

I have a 1981 300d. Lately, it has been shifting late in each gear. It will always shift before the max speed indicated on the speedometer. In the past, this usually occurred when I had a vaccuum leak but cannot locate one now. As it gets warm if you let completely off the gas at each normal gear change it will shift earlier. Thanks. Rob Thomas
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Old 11-07-2001, 03:50 AM
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Your symptoms indicate a simple solution!
You should try and adjust the BOWDEN CABLE. I am not sure how exactly this is done on your model Mercedes, but if you do a search, I'm sure you'll come up with more than enough information.
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You may have a sticking portion of the linkage that the bowden cable is connected to. Start by cleaning and adding grease.
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