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Old 11-25-2001, 05:59 PM
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Can 300E Trans be modified to start in first gear?

Until 1990, 300Es routinely started off in second gear. Starting in 1991, the 124 cars were changed to start in first gear.

Is there a way to modify my 1990 trans to start in first gear?

We own a '91 and a '90. I like the way the '91 starts in first much better, and can see why they changed it.

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Old 11-25-2001, 06:45 PM
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There is a way to do it, but most techs will not because of the liability implications.

You have to go into the valve body to make changes.
Donnie Drummonds
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Old 11-25-2001, 10:57 PM
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Thanks Benzmac,

Where can I get more info on the procedure? I'm not afraid of the valve body.

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