Date registered: Apr 2004
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500 sel gearbox woes
I own a 500sel manufactured september 1988.It had a rough clunky change from 2nd to 3rd often and sometimes from 3rd to 4th when starting off from rest or very low speed downhill with a constant light throttle setting.
On firm or hard acceleration there was no problem.
It also often clunks down into 2nd just before stopping.
The gearbox has been completely overhauled twice now by reputedly the best mercedes gearbox specialist in australia but the same problems remain.
New vacuum modulator fitted, adjusted according to book, vacuum not leaking etc. etc.
Anybody got any ideas>>>>??????
John Heugh email@example.com