Author Topic: Barely able to get up a grade after stopping  (Read 796 times)


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Barely able to get up a grade after stopping
« on: 31 May 2008, 07:42 PM »
My 300SD (305K miles on it) drives fine on flat roads, and fine on grades when I'm moving. But if I get to a hill and have to stop (I live in San Francisco so this happens a bit), when I try to get going again it BARELY can move even when flooring the pedal. If my car is full of people it won't move AT ALL (this happened once and I had to embarrassingly throw it in reverse and do a three point turn and drive down the hill and go a different way). The engine runs fine, I'm wondering if it's my throttle linkage not moving far enough maybe? I'm hoping it's something like this and not a transmission problem. The tranny is a little rough but it never slips or gives me any trouble otherwise...

Anyone else have this problem?

Thanks much for your time everyone!
1980 300SD 305,000 miles, Managanese Brown, Brown Check/Plaid interior
1985 300CD 183,000, Black on Black,
Both running great on Biodiesel!