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Vehicle: 1988 190E 2.3
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Unhappy 1988 190E 2.3 Transmission Shift Issue

I purchased my 1988 190E 2.3 with around 184000 miles about a year ago. Now it has 204000 miles and lately there has been issues with the transmission.
The car drives well for about 15-16 miles, after which while cruising at say 60-70 mph, the transmission downshifts (probably to 1st) causing the engine to jump from around 3000 rpm to over 4500 rpm. When I try to accelerate at that moment nothing happens (the effect is as if no drive). I have to generally shift into neutral to let the RPM drop and have the car cruise a bit (to avoid slowing down too much on the hwy). Then once in a while I am lucky when I put it back into Drive, it picks up and continues for another 2-3 miles before the whole cycle repeats. During the inital 15-16 miles I am able to hit 80+ mph and most of the shifts seem to happen smoothly (upshift/downshift). There is slight flaring between 2nd and 3rd upshift, but that started to happen about a month ago. (All the fluids were changed when I got the car - and now had the transmission fluid topped off too). Any suggestions, before I take it to a mechanic - I am afraid of getting a huge bill (hopefully no new transmission needed)
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