Hi ... I have similar problem as mentioned by colinspain except that mine does not shift to 5th gear. It stays at 4th ... and sluggish shifting down to lower gear.
So im going to try changing the solenoid as you have described - zolu.
Thanks for the info.
Hi ... Have you rectified your problem?
I own W124 300CE 24, I have similar problem. Car does not shift to 5th gear as it should. Otherwise the car running smoothly. Just that i have noticed the the gear shifts are a bit sluggish 'delayed' shifting to lower gears.
Probably you should look...