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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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'86, 560SL shift too early, kickdown not work

Greetings from Helsinki, Finland
and I am really sorry:
- for my English
- not introduce myself (i'm really hurry just now)
- first post only to get advices

long story shortly (Finnish style)
I had oil leak which is caused crankcase rear seal, I used cheap mechanic who changed the seal.

Driving to home i noticed
- noise somewhere under the car like 'tshirk, tshirk..'
- Kickdown does not work
- Transmission change quite early to bigger gear between 2000 - 2500 rpm

What I should check first (I have to do checking myself, mechanic is not achievable for many days)

thank you very much!

P.S no oil leak anymore
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 03:04 AM
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Check the Bowden cable. It connects from the throttle linkage to the transmission. Sounds like your cheap mechanic may have not reattached it or perhaps damaged it.

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