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1985 300dt transmission problem

Just got a 1985 2 door turbo diesel from a friend it runs great and is my favorite style. It has a trans problem, it won't move forward but will move in reverse. My friend said it was driving well until he stopped at a light and then it wouldn't move forward, He also said he just had the trans fluid changed. Not familiar with these trans do I need to get a new one or is there an easy cheap fix? I read about the b2 piston but unsure if this is the problem.
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A brake band is not working, it will need a rebuild or a replacement tranny.

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1984 300SD. Never had any serious problems in all the years that I have owned this car. Stopped at a stop sign and barely made it to the side of the road. No forward gears. Only reverse.
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1984 300SD. Never had any serious problems in all the years that I have owned this car. Stopped at a stop sign and barely made it to the side of the road. No forward gears. Only reverse.
Same thing on this tranny, no forward but has reverse, a brake band is not working, rebuild required.

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Love the car. Was more reliable than my wifes newer car. I drive a lot and it got great fuel milage. Now I'm left with the question of do I dump money into a new transmission or junk the car. I have a 94 E320, but it is nothing like my 84 300SD. I have it parked off to the side of my driveway until I figure out what I'm going to do. I'll have a month or two to figure out something.
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I still have the car parked off to the side of the driveway.
The local wrecking yard is going to be having some 40% off days from Thanksgiving and over the weekend.
They don't get too many 300SD's, but do get a few 450 SEL's.

Does anybody know if a transmission out of a mid 80's 450 SEL will work in a 300SD?
My car is an 84 and there is an 86 450 SEL there.
And I'm just wondering if Mercedes used the same transmission for the S class models of the mid-80's.
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