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Fourth gear is gone on my 87 260E. After reading some posts, it appears that the 300E and 260E have different transmissions.
Does the 260E use the same transmission as the 190E with the 2.3 engine? I've found a rebuilt transmission from an 87 190 and can save $500 if the transmissions are the same.
 

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Where are you located? I have a 260E transmission from an 88. It has 165k on it and shifted okay. The engine and transmission were pulled from my car to install a 300E drivetrain.
 

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found some numbers, will these swap?

Thanks for the transmission offer, but I'd like to avoid the possiblity of having another transmission go out after swapping mine for one with 165K

I have found on a web site that rebuilds transmissions, that one of the types in my 260E is a 722.409 while the same year in a 190 2.3 is a 722.408

Is therer really any difference between a .408 and .409 transmission?
 

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see if you can find a 190E 2.6 - that car used the same engine as 260E (I-6 2.6 Litre) so maybe the transmissions would be the same.

190E 2.4 is an I-4 2.3 litre
 

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if there is a change in number there is a change in something.

when i was a mercedes mechanic back when, we saw a lot of cars come in with stock parts from other mercedes models rotors, switches, brake pads, relays, controls, sensors etc. if there is a single digit change there is definitely a difference. it might be just that the flange was thickened and it needs a slightly different seal, it could be a wholesale change. we dont know.
 
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