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Keeps getting stuck on emergency gear

My 1999 e200 keeps getting stuck on emergency gear then the error is erased using diagnostic machine. how do i get permanent solution?

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Erasing the error does not resolve the faulty component.

The transmission is protecting itself from further damage - you need to establish what codes are being stored in the transmission computer, when it goes into emergency (limp mode).

So, have the transmission computer scanned by your local Mercedes dealership, for the relevant codes and you will identify the actual faulty electrical components related to the transmission.

If no codes are stored, then it is likely you have a mechanical issue inside your transmission.

Only when you fix the fault, will you achieve a permanent solution.


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