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Old 08-31-2002, 11:30 AM
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Transmission vacuum modulator replacement.

Hey all,

My modulator (190e) appears to have a slight leak when I put vacuum to it. I assume this is not normal. I crawled under the car to get a look and as usual, there is no room to work. Also, I can not find any reference to this repair on the M.B. CD.

1. It is right up against the tunnel. Can you remove/replace with the trans in the car?

2. How is it held on the trans? Is it a press fit?

Thanks.

Tinker
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Old 08-31-2002, 12:40 PM
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The modulator is held in with a single bolt and a bracket. It will be real difficult on a 201 car. You may have to lower the unit by removing the trans mount. You may have to further lower it by disconnecting the driveshaft.

I don't think I have ever done one on a 201 with the trans in the car. It's hard enough just to adjust it. Terribly tight situation.
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