Date registered: Dec 2008
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Car pulls by itself
My MB doesn't like sitting at stoplights. The longer I sit there, the more it'll slowly start to die. It usually takes about 20 seconds for it to actually die.
When the light turns green, I only let my foot off the brake and the car will accelerate up to speed on its own at an acceptable rate for other drivers on the road, but I never touched the gas pedal.
It is also difficult to stop. In reverse, I put both feet on the brake and creep it off a little bit, which pulls the car backwards with the front wheels locked up.
My timing seems to be set, and my dwell is good. The car runs well, even though it's got a couple weird looking things under the hood from being a California car.
Trans fluid doesn't smell burnt and is full. It has been leaking through the inspection fins, for lack of a better term. I'm not sure where the fluid leak has actually originated from, I just know that the inspection area is where the fluid comes out of the case at.
If this car had a lock-up torque converter, I would assume that the converter was locked up. Two transmission shops told me it wasn't a lock-up converter though.
The car is a '75 W114 280
I don't think it's related so I'm putting it down here, but the car will slowly roll backwards overnight in the garage. 3" per night on the lightest slope. I think maybe that's the spring for the fork that locks something inside when it's in park, but thought I'd mention it in case it's something else.