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Old 03-25-2003, 12:46 AM
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Angry 500E rough shifting Help!!

I have a 1993 500E and it is shifting like crap. From start position the RPM goes all the way to 4,500 then it finally shifts. I dont think that is normal. I think it is supposed to shift at 2,500 at a normal start without fast acceleration. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-25-2003, 05:29 AM
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Try the simple stuff first............if the fluid level is low or high, you'll get these symptoms.
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Old 03-25-2003, 07:32 AM
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fluid levels, blown modulator diaphram, sticking throttle pressure relief valve, fraying or callapsing bowden cable. Your might also have the upshift delay feature and might not be "releasing".
(too early to get the right word. :-) )

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Old 03-25-2003, 03:28 PM
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thanks guys, im taking it to the shop today and ill see what they say, this is the third shop so far lets see ill see if they can do the job ill mention the things u guys mentioned.

thanks again
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Old 03-27-2003, 04:10 AM
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I took it to the shop and they said i had no second gear. I think im sort of out of luck. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-27-2003, 03:41 PM
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You might try this link,

or review some of these links, read ItalianBenz posts

click here , or here

I think ItalianBenz's friend maybe able to do a rebuild for under $1500, you might email ItalianBenz to see if this is still available for Mercedesshop members?

Last edited by roas; 03-27-2003 at 10:30 PM.
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Old 03-27-2003, 09:59 PM
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I'm sorry to say, but this is exactly what happened to my 190e. The dealer looked at it and the clutches were warped. Had to get a rebuilt tranny. $2,300. GOOD LUCK, and I hope that it's something else for you.
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