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I had gearbox overhauled for my MB E230 97 about 2 months ago. Drove it today and it wont shift to higher gear on the highway. Could anyone please advise. I had to force drive it back home at 60km/h (

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  • Aktagas K Jan 03, 2013

    E-350, I responded to your comment earlier but it was never posted or the posting never got through. Anyway, I drove it on winter mode (W) so it must be stuck on second gear. No help on restart. And there is that loud thud when I shift from park to reverse or drive while stepping on the brake. I have sent the car to MB mechanic and waiting for some answers.



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Is it stuck in one gear only ?? does it correct itself after a restart ??

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What you need to check is the transmission release bearing because if there is a clearance on the release bearing you will encounter this problem and also check the transmission oil.

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There is a wire harness going to the transmission , you may want to check connection at the transmission itself. Right front corner of the trany , just above a/t flud pan , restricted view because of heat shield. But what you looking for is round electrical plug(about 2in diameter) , if you see any oil or wetness on that plug , you need to change plug adapter. Part is about $10 from dealer.Part # A 203 540 02 53.Mercedes call it a pilot bushing.There are two robber o-rings on it, wich getting old and start leaking oil inside electrical connector.Sometimes it may ruin a/t control module TCM.
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