Ever since I gunned my engine and activated the automatic downshift
while entering a hwy a few days ago, my 81 380sl has been shifting
late from 1st to 2nd . If I'm not mistaken, it used to shift at about
2000 RPM during light acelleration, but now its not shifting until it
about 3200 RPM.
It happened once before a few weeks ago under the same conditions, and
eventually went back to normal. So I'd like to find out what's going
The kickdown switch is up and seems to be OK, but I understand that
there's 1) a solenoid on the tranny that can stick, and 2) a ball and
rod somewhere on the engine that can be used to adjust the shifting,
However, I don't know where either are, and my CD isn't working
Can anyone tell me exactly where to look for these parts and/or the
number of the file on the CD, since I can read it if I can find it.
Thanks a lot in advance.