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1999 C-Class Transmission Will not engage.

I have a 1999 C-Class Mercedes. It will drive a couple of blocks and the transmission disengaes and makes a whirling sound. If you leave it set a couple of minutes it will go a few more blocks. The transmission shop does not know what is exactly wrong and no codes show up on thier scan. Any idea what could cause this or how it can be fixed?

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It sounds like forward band burning and out of adjustment
what colour is the trans oil if clean red ok if dark red no good ok how doses it drive in reverse(jack it up and put blocks under front wheels) put in reverse and run a 1000 rpm but make sure the stands are under goodand safe you only need 3" of the ground.. and also check the auto radiator cooler
in front of Radiator auto fluid must pump around it to keep cool..

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