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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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1985 380SL hard downshift.....

Yay! For once it's not my car with an issue! Yay![:D]

Hello all. My friend's 1985 380SL has a hard downshift when he lets off the throttle and is coasting to a stop. The car has had the transmission fluid and filter changed and runs great. Could this be something related to the shift modulator on the transmission? If so, what would be the best way to adjust it?

He says that it shifts fine during acceleration, it's just during the slow down that it happens. Thanks for any input!

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RE: 1985 380SL hard downshift.....

check your fluid quantity. i have experienced once that the transmission fluid exceeded to the level and experienced hard downshifting.
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I have the same problem

My 85 sl has the same problem. The fluid is at correct level. Did you find a solution?
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