Hard upshift into second gear

Skidaddy
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Asked by Skidaddy Feb 19, 2013 at 03:30 PM about the 1980 Mercedes-Benz 280

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Two symptoms:
1.  Hard upshifting from 2nd to 3rd gear.  
2.  When cold it won't shift into 3rd gear.  The motor revs up and does not engage into 3rd gear.
3.  Only after egine is warm will it shift into 3rd gear

4 Answers

7jimmy7
11,015

accumilator, broken ring id suspect,maybe an easy fix from the knowledged tech.good luck!

Skidaddy
10

Are you talking about the fuel accumulator? If so how would that affect hard shifting into 3rd gear? Just asking questions...

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Paul Matthews
1,865

Try a transmission fluid change and don't forget to replace the strainer/filter. MB recommend every 36,000 miles

Skidaddy
10

Paul, This hard upshift and/or failure to upshift into 3rd gear with engine reving up only happens ocassionally which is curious. Thanks for getting back to me with your recommendation to change the fluid and filter. Just checked my records and it is due. Thanks again.

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