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Transmission problems The manual slap stick shifter is not working. Truck has trouble engaging in gear. Why doesn't truck have transmission dip stick? Can I add transmission fluid?

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    the manual button on the shifter is not working?

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There is no dipstick per merecedes wants....the dealer has a special tool to check the fluid level. the shifter assembly may be going bad ...it may be a good idea to have a dealer look at it and see if the problem can be isolated. also the transmission takes a special fluid not just any regular tanny fluid

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Manual correct? there is no dipstickon a manual transmission, u have to go under the vehicle and towards the top of the trans is a fill plug remove it and fill if its low, also check the clutch cable, if its hydraulic check the fluid, may need to bleed the master cylinder...

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