Automatic transmition 300 CE w 124

Discussion in 'Engine' started by Shah Kar, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Shah Kar

    Shah Kar New Member

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    Dear mates,

    My Automatic transmition 300 CE w 124 is starting from the 2. gear
    If I draw it to the 1. gear manualy it starts from the 1. gear .
    If I kick down it shifts down to the first gear. but on a normal smoooth driving startas with the secund gear. new gear oil and filter is replaced and no change. can any one help me with some advices ?

    regards

    Shahrokh
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  2. GP801

    GP801 MB Enthusiast

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    Is this a new issue? The 320 starts in second unless forced into first by heavy use of the throttle. The 300 may be the same.
     
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  3. Adeinfrance

    Adeinfrance Active Member

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    Hi. I have the same car and I think you will find they all pull away in second gear as normal unless you boot it.
     
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  4. dinoy

    dinoy MB Enthusiast

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    if the mileage is over 120k it is worth changing filter in the gearbox anyways
     
  5. d w124

    d w124 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    All 4 speeds start on the second so that's normal
     
  6. darreningram

    darreningram Active Member

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    As above - it's normal- I now have an E280 estate with 5 speed but it is nothing compared to my old 300CE with 4 speed - what a fantastic drive chain- enjoy
     

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