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Old 08-26-2002, 03:16 AM
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380SE transmission slipping on 2nd 3rd gear change

I Have a 1982 380SE 126 series which slips on upshift between 2nd & 3rd gear. Is this a band adjustment or worn clutches or dirt in the control valve assy ?

On the same vehicle where is the idle control box ?

What causes the idle to periodically surge when the vehicle is hot ?

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Gary Hogg
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Old 08-26-2002, 08:01 AM
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slipping on 2nd 3rd gear

It could be a modulator problem, I suggest searching for modulator subjects, there are excellent posts in the data base.

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Old 08-26-2002, 11:20 AM
it leaks, its german
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There is a updated K2 accumulator kit for that that is a decent bandaid. Keep the old one, you'll want it when you rebuild. Or you can cut straight to the core and overhaul it.

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