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RECENTLY THE TRANSMISSION IN MY 2001 CLK-430 ACTS SLUGGISH WHEN ITS COLD AND DOES NOT SHIFT OUT OF 1ST GEAR FOR SEVERAL MILES AND SEEMS TO HESITATE AS THOUGH SOMETHING IS RESTRICTING THE SHIFT UNTIL IT FINALLY WARMS UP, IT EVEN SLIPPED INTO NEUTRAL ONCE. WHAT MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM ?

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Hi and welcome!

As a first course of action I strongly suggest that you check the transmission fluid. If it's burnt please have it replaced. If the fluid looks fine then the problem will surely be on the torque converter. The torque converter controls the shifting of the car. Once replaced, a smooth ride and shifting will be noticeable.

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