This is an issue with your vacuum system. Any time you have hard shifts,
you've either lost the vacuum signal or the controls that mange it are messed
> On Aug 8, 2017, at 2:46 PM, Craig via Mercedes <email@example.com> wrote:
> In our '90 E300D, I have noticed the shifting varies from hard to REALLY
> hard. I would think this is not good for things.
> It doesn't bother me if I remember to have my head pushed back into the
> headrest, but I wonder what it is going to the flexible couplings and the
> other things in the driveline. In going up the mountains between here and
> Albuquerque, if I use the kickdown switch to go to third gear from
> fourth, when it does upshift when the slope decreases, there is a loud
> CLUNK from the rear end.
> Sometimes in going from first to second, it will chirp the tires. It was
> particularly exciting one time making a left turn on rain-slicked streets
> when I wasn't expecting it. That broke the whole rear end loose and
> required some speedy skid correction.
> Will changing the transmission fluid help this?
> Is there any adjustment for this?
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