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I just have a question regarding my 91 300E. Runs good for the most part, although I do notice that it seems to have that delayed shift from 2nd to 3rd which Ive learned from everyone here that that is typical and due to warm up of the catalytic converter.

A little background on the car it just hit 145K miles, and I bought it nearly 5 years ago and it had 128K when I bought it. This past March it stopped going in reverse and I had an indy shop put in a rebuilt tranny and its been running good for the most part.

My question is should the shop have changed the transmission fluid when it replaced the tranny? It hadn't occurred to me to check but I checked today and it was very low. I have not noticed a leak.

I'm a little confused by it all.

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hello

I just have a question regarding my 91 300E. Runs good for the most part, although I do notice that it seems to have that delayed shift from 2nd to 3rd which Ive learned from everyone here that that is typical and due to warm up of the catalytic converter.

A little background on the car it just hit 145K miles, and I bought it nearly 5 years ago and it had 128K when I bought it. This past March it stopped going in reverse and I had an indy shop put in a rebuilt tranny and its been running good for the most part.

My question is should the shop have changed the transmission fluid when it replaced the tranny? It hadn't occurred to me to check but I checked today and it was very low. I have not noticed a leak.

I'm a little confused by it all.

Thanks
Take it back to them and demand the fluid be checked and topped off for free. They should also inspect for leaks, low fluid level will cause damage over the long term.
 

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Take it back to them and demand the fluid be checked and topped off for free. They should also inspect for leaks, low fluid level will cause damage over the long term.
Yeah that's what I was hoping to hear, just wanted to make sure I had a basis for it.

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Yeah that's what I was hoping to hear, just wanted to make sure I had a basis for it.

Thanks!
A rebuilt transmission is normally only guaranteed for six months so you must deal with this now.
 
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