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Apparently the previous owners of my 82 240D had some transmission work done that wasnt quite finished... there seems to be some parts missing! More specifically, the bowden cable that attaches to the transmission pressure lever is nowhere to be found. ( the Haynes manual only shows drawings of the rod type connection,which apparently is NOT the model i have). And we're finding all sorts of throttle linkage parts strewn throughout the car, like they went junkyard shopping at some point. I'm not sure which way is up here! Is there anyway to tell what things are SUPPOSED to look like on this car? Any good photos?
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i should add that the car starts and runs fine, but it seems that the engine and automatic transmission are not 'communicating' very well... the car feels like its dragging an anchor, and shifts early into 2nd then almost immediatly into 3rd.
Also noticed some slipping of the transmission, it does have a leak, seemingly where a vacuum line enters the tranny.
 

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There is a lever of some sort on the passenger side of the transmission, according to the Haynes manual, there is supposed to be either a rod or a cable linking this lever with the throttle linkage. There is neither, yet there is a suspicious looking rod along with some other linkage-type parts scattered throughout the car. (spares? junkyard booty?) Yet this suspicious rod, which fits the lever, goes to NOWHERE on the throttle linkage. Perhaps the linkage has been cobbled together from another 240D? Help!! I cant make heads or tails of what is SUPPOSED to be here.
 
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