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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-14-2015, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Considering buying a W123 300D wagon...

Hey folks,

I'm considering buying a W123 wagon. The price is good, but it needs work. The main issue is that the transmission slips. It's an automatic.

I've done some mechanical work in my time - changed a couple of manual gearboxes on other cars, but never worked on a wagon. Would it be an insurmountable job to do? I'm just trying to get a rough idea about just how much is involved.

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Do you want to just replace the trans? Or tear it apart and fix the trans?

I picked up a replacement good working trans off Craigslist and it's what I would consider a standard replacement.

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There's a good chance that the trans is just out of adjustment. Disconnect and plug the vacuum line at the vacuum control valve and see if the shifts firm up. Also be sure the fluid level is proper and filter is good.

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