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Old 12-09-2003, 10:45 PM
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won't shift into 4th

Hello...today my transmission would not shift into 4th. Also, it would shift the other gears late. This was city driving....then I took it out on a 60mph highway and shifted it manually from 1st through 4th from stop to 60+. I accelerated decently hard. After this, it acted completely normal even when I retured to city traffic. Shifted fine, went into 4th like nothing ever happend. I checked the fluid (hot, running, in park) and it was spot on.

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Old 12-09-2003, 11:46 PM
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I have found a lot of older car's transmissions act weird during the winter until warmed up.

One member that was having shifting problems and wondered whether a trans job was in his future, found that one of the rubber vacuum tube connectors was hard and brittle going to the vacuum modulator.

Not a bad idea to check the tubes and connections out.

The 190e (1987 w/ 220k miles) shifts very firmly cold, but warm is nice and smooth.

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Old 12-10-2003, 11:49 AM
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Thanks Haasman, kinda reassuring that it may not be much! Do you think you could describe where all these tubes are? Thanks!
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