Hi Tiger, T.G. and all,
I was driving the car on the expressway, went off an exit, and came to a
full stop at the end. I then waited for traffic to clear and then I
accelerated. As always, the car started in first gear. But, this time it
stayed in first gear only. I pulled to the side of the road and checked
everything. Fluid level, linkages, and vacumn lines were all okay.
To make a long story short, I did get back home, but only in first gear,
driving on the shoulder on the road.
I got this car when it had 93K miles on it, and now it currently has 102K. I
did change all the fluids in it, including auto transmission fluid & filter
when I first got it. Up to this point, the transmission was shifting
According to Stu Ritter's E-Class Owner's Bible, it looks like what is wrong
is a broken gear drive for the centrifugal governor in the transmission.
Is this located at the rear of the transmission? Can I can repair & replace
this with the transmission still in the car or do I have to take the
transmission out? Has anybody had a similar experience?
Thanks in advance!
1987 190D 2.5T
1987 190D 2.5T (yes, I have 2 of them)
1991 190E 2.6 5-speed
1991 300D 2.5T