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Old 03-12-2003, 09:29 AM
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260e transmission problem

I have used the search funtion and found little on the subject, so I am hoping someone can help. (great site...I fixed my sunroof yesterday by using the search function for info)

Anyway, a month or so ago it was very cold here in the midwest (below freezing for a few weeks). I had not driven my 87 260e much recently also. After letting the car warm up a bit I left and immediately noticed that it shifted (automatic tranny) much harder than normal from 2-3. When I got on the expressway it stayed in 3 until the rpms were very high at which point it shifted very hard into 4. In addition to this on a few occasions it seemed as if the car went into neutral for a few seconds (whether during normal driving or when shifting....didn't seem to make any difference). This went on for about a week and then I left town.

Now, I am back home after some time on the road and...it isn't showing any of the symptoms anymore. Not a single one. Does this sound familiar to anyone.

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Old 03-12-2003, 10:43 AM
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I would have the transmission fluid flushed ASAP. In our 190E particles from deterioration of the clutch disks clogged passageways, requiring a complete teardown/overhaul. It was stuck in 1st.

Steve
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Old 10-22-2003, 04:39 PM
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87 260E

Jebbis,

It appears we have the same exact car. I'm wondering if anyone else has the same year and make. You might want to click on 'user cp' on top and update your profile with a signature and listing of your car(s) as I have.

Hope someone replies to your problem since I've had that problem. It's come and gone w/o a solution.

thanks,
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'87 W124 260E (DD)
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'97 993 Carrera
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Old 10-22-2003, 07:35 PM
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1989, 260E with 300K= on t.
I have has the car since 1992 and never had the problem you are reporting.
And it has seen -40deg on several occasions.
I would suggest a flush/transmission oil replacement asap.
jackd
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Old 10-22-2003, 07:39 PM
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flushing

Just had a full tran job done... filter et al...

thanks... It's working flawlessly now... prob has not occurred...
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'87 W124 260E (DD)
98K orig. mi. @7/15
CLK 7-Spoke Forged Wheels
Neuspeed springs/Bilstein Sport
4/3 bump (F/R)

'97 993 Carrera
106K orig. mi.
Always driven like it's stolen
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Old 10-22-2003, 09:48 PM
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Have you checked you oil level when cold? (as if it could get cold in S.F. :p )
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:50 PM
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I would have the transmission fluid flushed ASAP. In our 190E particles from deterioration of the clutch disks clogged passageways, requiring a complete teardown/overhaul. It was stuck in 1st.
Same thing happened to mine.

Required a rebuild.

Get your fluid flushed ASAP.
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:04 PM
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check when cold

I'll take your advise and take a reading when it's cold. I'll do it tom AM and see...

cheers...
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'87 W124 260E (DD)
98K orig. mi. @7/15
CLK 7-Spoke Forged Wheels
Neuspeed springs/Bilstein Sport
4/3 bump (F/R)

'97 993 Carrera
106K orig. mi.
Always driven like it's stolen
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