I recently had a rembuilt transmission installed in my 86 300SDL. The
mechanic said to bring it back after about 1000 miles to ahve the
fluid and filter changed. The day after i had that done, it began to
act strangely. It seems to have no power near the higher end of the
gears. If i keep my foot in it, it would normally shift about
4000-4500rpm. Now it just doesn't have any more pull to it after 3000.
It will still rev passed 3000, just no more pulling power. Once in 4th
gear it is very hard to get it passed 3000rpms. To getr it to shift,
in the lower gears, when the power level is reached, i have to let off
the accelorator. When i do this from 1st gear, it will shift into
second for just long enough to feel it then it shifts into 3rd before
you can even put ther pedal down again.
When in 4th, nothing over 1/2 pedal seems to make any difference.
It does not rev and not pull, like it did with the last transmission.
It just seems to have no power. If i move the gear selector from 4th
to 3rd the engine will rev higher but the transmission does not pull
harder. I can't get passed 80-82 mph now.
The menchanic is on vacation and will not be back til Monday. Will it
hurt to be driving it til then? What can i look for and where?
Thanks for any help,
86 300SDL 289,000miles
80 450SL 218,000 miles