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I have an 89 mercedes 300C slips going into 3rd gear. Was told that theres a common adjustment that can be done to fix this problem?

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You could try udjusting the modulator valve on the side of the gaer box, foward from shifter linkage. either pink, black, blue or green. has a plastic cap in middle of it. pry off gently, pull key out a little so you can turn it. turn anti clock wise to harshin it up and clockwise to soften. 1/4 to 1/2 at a time. re assemble and test drive. good luck.

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