I have owned a 1984 300 SD for over 20 years. I really like the car and
don't want to get rid of it, but lately I have had a number of problems.
It is getting really hard to start in the morning. Originally, I
attributed it to the cold weather, but I live in Los Angeles, and it
rarely get below 40 degrees at night. When it finally does start, there
is not a problem restarting.
Now, I am experiencing a jerking motion when trying driving. I thought
that it may have something to do with being cold, but it still occurs even
when the car is warm.
Is this a transmission problem? If so, is it worth fixing, or should I
just junk it and buy another car? I have over 260,000 miles on the engine,
and people tell me that it will go for at least 400,000 miles.