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Transmission won't shift until I let off on the

Customer Question

transmission won't shift until I let off on the accellerator, then it shifts fine. process must be repeated for each gear. 1987 560 sl
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: transmission is original equip. no leaks
JA: Are you fixing your SL yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I would like to fix it myself. so far, I have done nothing.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: what typically makes a tach stop working?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 7 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** is a control cable that runs from the throttle linkage at the back of the engine down to the transmission. If this cable is too tight it will cause this symptom. I would first disconnect the cable at the throttle linkage and make sure that the transmission shifts very quickly through the gears then I would adjust the length of the cable to obtain the desired shift points. You will need to remove the air cleaner to access the cable.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Expert:  Marty replied 7 months ago.

Just following up. Did you check the cable adjustment?

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