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okay so I still cant shut off car 85' 300 d

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So I have to look the driver door to shut off the car...anyone know how to do this? It is messing with my gas millage...Im leaving for a trip on the 6th and want this fixed!!!! please some one started right after a oil change!

85' 300d
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300mi is quite low for city driving, I average 25mpg usually at around 15 gal so that's ~375mi/tank.

Sounds like a vacuum issue when the transmission shifts abruptly after hesitating. There's a bowden cable atop the valve cover, you can adjust it to the transmission shifts smoother (and a bit earlier).

It's possible for the vacuum lines to be unconnected around the oil filter. Here's a diagram for your car:

1985 Cali version

1985 Federal version

Hope that helps
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