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Unhappy C280 1999 transmission problem

I was in a big hurry the other day and was coasting at about 40 mph waiting for the traffic light to turn green. When it did turn green, I tromped on the accelerator and the car rev'd up to red line but I coasted through the intersection. It was like I dropped into neutral. I am glad that the car behind me didn't hit me or blow his horn.

If I accelerate normally the car down shifts OK, but I am worried that it might happen again.

I am also having a problem with my air blower inside the car which has been acting erractically and was diagnosed as a vacuum leak.

Could the transmission problem also be vacuum related?
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Find the forum specific for your car and you are much more likely to receive timely answers to your questions. Scroll down from here to the Sedans section and I think you have either a W202 or W203.

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