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Some newbie questions, '79 240D

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I saw the car online and couldn't not stop when i passed on my way to school. The link can be seen here:

First off:

What is that switch to the left of the ignition? it has very little resistance and I almost think it doesn't work!

some more:

I'll track down the vacuum stuff on my own, the locks are sluggish and I'm guessing its a leak somewhere, I hear this is very common.

When starting cold(driving, not engine starting) the transmission(automatic) shifts hard for a few times, is this vacuum related as well?

When putting it in gear, the back end jumps, I know rear-drive cars are different(my other car is a neon) but I am not sure this is normal! Could it be the engine idling too high?


There are a few dried up bits of vinyl and rubber. Can youall point me to some web sources for pieces? We dont have a lot of these cars left in alabama, theyre all but extinct! thanks in advance for your time and i hope to not post alot!
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iNeon - 1/21/2005 12:20 AM

sooo not healthy...see topic titled "it slowed down then cut off"
Yeah I read that too. See my reply.

Also, the one you're talking about here for oil pressure is OIL-related while your problem at that thread "slowed down then cut off" could be FUEL-related. Goodluck to you. I hope it works out well.
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