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Automatic tiptronic gearbox sometimes sticks in third gear whether in auto or tiptronic in tiptronic indication stays at 3 stop car stop and restart problem cured until next time i have already changed gearbox ecu

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  • ecraneman Sep 01, 2008

    i had considered changing transmission oil however it is supposed to be a sealed for life box with no level check available so i will need to get the quantity right and a method of refilling

  • zack600 Sep 23, 2008

    i have change my auto transmission oil but suddenly my gear do not shift while driving and i guess its stuck at 3rd gear...

    any idea why??

  • evanslwamb Nov 19, 2008

    My car sometimes sticks in gear 3 or 1 especially when i put too much gas. When that happens, I 'll have to pack by the road side swich off the engne and start all over again.Otherwise if I want to move without this problem, I'll have to drive it very tenderlly slow at first and then pick up speed gradually.Is this normal?(C200 Kompressor 2006 model)-Evans Lwambula-Zambia

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    oil top up

  • TOMMEANY Dec 06, 2008

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM, BUT I THINK IT'S STICKING IN 2ND GEAR. HAVE HAD FILTER AND OIL CHANGED AT LAST SERVICE. CAN SOMEONE COME BACK WITH AN ANSWER?

  • carlysle Jan 08, 2009

    I have a c240 when stop and then move of it appears to stick in 3rd gear. Stop key off and on cures the problem until you stop again

  • seasidepools Jan 19, 2009

    After I drive for about 1 hour, the transmission drops into third gear. I had it checked out and the mechanic drained about a quart and half out. It ran fine for a couple weeks then began doing it again. Do you need to have the engine running to drain all the transmission fluid out. How do you know that it is all out since it seems to route to several places? The fluid is being pumped strong to the radiator connection. Also, the fluid seems to get awfully hot when it does this. After the engine sits for a couple hours it is fine for awhile then does it again.

  • cliveyachts Apr 12, 2009

    I have a clk 230 1999 with the same problems , only this time it is ataying in 2nd and reververse mod only , gearbox service 6months ago and now changed electronic plate in box but still remains in safe mod think it needs to have ECU erro codes reset ?

  • isaiah Tuikong May 30, 2013

    do any of u guys have a problem with the reverse gear failing to engage

  • isaiah Tuikong May 30, 2013

    do any of u guys have the problem of the reverse gear failing to engage.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    1997 tip tropic is in limp mode ecu and speed spencer have been changed, most of the time computer won't communicate

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Have you had any transmission services done yet? like a flush sounds like a sticking solenoid but very hard to say with out looking into it please rate -jeff

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    jeff r Sep 01, 2008

    you can bring it to a shop a have them use the transmission flush machine to exchange the fluid to the proper level thru the transmission cooler lines, make sure they use the appropriate mercedes transmission fluid you can rise or lower the amount of fluid in the tranny with the machine and it only puts back in what it takes out unless it needs more, also there is a dipstick special tool at the dealer they use to check the levels funny huh your car dosent come with a dipstick but they can charge you to check the levels? please rate -jeff

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