My 89 300E has started to act strange.
It began by not switching gears right away at lower speed (10 miles/hr -
15miles/hr) and lately when placed in D it doesnt seem to want to move
forward (it seems to work fine in reverse) that is it takes a while for
the car to gain speed, eventually switching to the higher gear (this i
just noticed today).
It has about 189,000 miles.
The transmission has a minor leak, and oil has been added before. What
is an optimal way to check the oil level?
ie. start car let it run for 10 mins and while running check tranny oil?
or do i need to drive the car around a bit before checking?
Does it seem like it may be major work? if the leak is fixed along with
new oil/filter is there a possibility that the issue will go away? or is
the issue of having trouble to switch to a higher gear a vacumm problem?
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, in low in funds and I will
have to take it to a mechanic, however i would like to find out what
possible issues may be at hand, and/or if its even worth it to do a
transmittion / filter change.