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Old 11-13-2003, 09:26 PM
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Transmission Valve Body

I have a 92 300E with 169k. Recently, while driving down the freeway it will shift into nuetral. Sometimes it won't shift into 4th gear either.

I talked with a few techs and they suspect the valve body in the tranny is clogged and should be cleaned out. They also mentioned this is a complicated device and not a job for a DIY'r.

Does anyone know about this?
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Old 11-17-2003, 04:59 AM
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Bigmon,

I can recommand you a search on the autotranny : tons of information on this board about it !
The first thing to do is checking the oillevel. It's very important that you know exactly how to do that (if you don't). Even that is explained in former topics.

Danny
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Old 11-17-2003, 07:31 PM
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Problem solved....The trans filter was clogged and not letting all the fluid in.
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Old 11-17-2003, 09:28 PM
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trans valvebody

Clogged with what?
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Old 11-17-2003, 11:27 PM
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The inside of the trans filter was coming apart and a peice of it clogged the opening.
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Old 11-17-2003, 11:34 PM
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you don't service your trans every 30,000 miles?
shame.

george
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Old 11-17-2003, 11:35 PM
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your filter was clogged with worn clutch. dont forget to drain the convertor. do yourself a favor and change it again in a month. after that, at every oil change, remove the 5mm allen plug in the pan. 3 quarts will not kill you. Have your modulating pressure and kickdown cable professionally adjusted.......
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