Hi, My car a W203 200K, occasionaly gets stuck in one gear - not sure which gear but sounds like first gear. The problem can come suddenly or no apparent reason, but I think I have noted it more when I...
Your transmission is a very sophisticated piece of machinery, with many eletronic components.
Firstly, when was the last Transmission Oil/Filter change?
Contrary to what most manufacturers suggest, you should change the transmission FLUID at regular intervals - preferably, every 50,000km (or at the very least, install a separate trans cooler, to prevent fluid overheating).
Old fluid can cause premature wear and tear and many shifting issues. Changing the fluid can only be done by Mercedes (as the filler hole has a cover and NO DIPSTICK!)
Unfortunately, based on what you have described, there is a high probability that your transmission has internal mechanical faults.
The better news.....a suitable Diagnostic Scan Tool can communicate with your transmission's computer and retrieve any stored fault codes (solenoids, sensors etc), which will help you identify where the problem lies. This saves a lot of unnecessary labor, looking for the problem. A diagnostic check only takes around 15mins, so I recommend you have this done, just to be certain what you are dealing with.
Hope this helps...
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Jul 15, 2011 |
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class