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Old 01-02-2002, 04:50 PM
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1982 300d turbo transmission

Hello All,
I could use some help with a problem I am having with my baby's transmission.
I have a 1982 300d turbo, She currently has 188k mi. and runs great.
I had the transmission serviced, filter, fluid, and new modulator not to long ago.
All of a sudden, it is slipping in first gear, catches, then shifts fine thru the rest of the gears. Any suggestions?
Also, does anyone know of a reputable transmission shop in the Pa area? Do you think a used trans is a bad idea?
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Old 01-02-2002, 08:06 PM
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Location: Goldsboro, NC
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I have a similiar problem shifting from 2nd to 3rd. It shifts normally when I am pulling a trailer, two or more passengers or under hard acceleration. I suspect a vacuum leak.
'00 Mazda MPV Family's car
'83 300D 235,000
'84 109E 175,000
'74 280C 125,000 in garage; needs rehab or sell for parts???
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