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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-10-2006, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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1985 380SL shifting problem

I have an 1985 380SL with auto transmission. It was running fine and then the next time i cranked it. It has a hard time shifting. It will start out fine and get up to speed. Then, when I brake and start out again at a stop sign, it really lugs. If i go back down to 5 mph and coax it up, it will eventually shift up and run fine

also it seems that at the same time the A/C will not start up immediately but seem to take a minute to start
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-11-2006, 06:46 AM
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RE: 1985 380SL shifting problem

when was the last service? change the tranny oil and put a pottle of Lucas tranny oil fix into it. if that dosent help after about 5k then it may be time to take it in to an mb dealer for an overhaul or possibly a new tranny!?!?! OUCH!
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