Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

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

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2001, 08:53 PM
Posts: n/a
Euro 280SE transmission problem

I have just bought a 1979 2890SE which was imported from Europe at some point in its life - everything seemed OK with it until I took it on the highway and realized that it never shifts up from 3rd to 4th gear. Other than that the transmission is fine, kickdown works at lower speeds, but it just never gets out of third. Any ideas what the problem may be, and what I can do to rectify it?
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2001, 06:19 PM
Posts: n/a
OK - you can call me dumb, but I just figured out the problem. The trans does indeed shift up to 4th, but it just SEEMS like it's still in 3rd. The little twin-cam M110 engine just loves to rev it's heart out and the transmission is designed to complement it.

As different from my 380SL as you could possibly get, but a very nice car to dive once you get used to it.
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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
transmission problem with mercedes 350SDL Marvin Smith Tech Help 4 03-16-2005 01:45 PM
72 280SE 4.5 Transmission slips in 2-3 deepbluex Vintage Mercedes 1 04-08-2003 09:51 PM
Transmission problem on 98 ML320? 1994C220 ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 1 02-19-2002 02:57 PM
450 SL transmission problem jmdunn Tech Help 2 01-25-2002 03:25 PM
300 SE transmission problem Jari Tech Help 4 03-08-2001 11:04 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page