Go Back   MBClub UK - Bringing together Mercedes Enthusiasts > Technical > Engine
MBClub supports BEN Official Stickers @mbclubuk


Engine Engine/transmission and other oily matters

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 21-12-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
New Member
 
Pegasus64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Norfolk coast
Car: c270 avengarde 2002
Posts: 24
Auto gearbox problem

Hi I am not having much luck with this merc when I start it it will allow me to put it in reverse and work or neutral and that is fine it will even go into drive no problem but when I drive it it is not changing gear so stuck in I assume 1st gear I can not change gear using the tiptronic option it just stays in D what are the possible faults please
Oh and the s and w button will not work ether
Pegasus64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-2016, 05:58 PM   #2
Hardcore MB Enthusiast
 
Headhurts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Near Coltishall, Norfolk
Car: Mercedes E350 Estate Night Edition
Posts: 385
No idea but I feel sure someone will help but model and year of car etc would be useful.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Headhurts is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 21-12-2016, 06:42 PM   #3
Hardcore MB Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Birmingham
Car: 2x c43 Amg clio 172 turbo 314bhp
Posts: 1,533
Does it give you a jolt going into drive or reverse? Potentially electrics pack in the gearbox, you will need to be the fault codes read and also the oil level in the box checked.
Auto-mobile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-2016, 07:53 PM   #4
New Member
Threadstarter
 
Pegasus64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Norfolk coast
Car: c270 avengarde 2002
Posts: 24
It's as my profile a 2002 c270 avengarde cdi with tiptronic auto. I am dreading bad news only had it a few weeks and love it
Pegasus64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-2016, 07:55 PM   #5
New Member
Threadstarter
 
Pegasus64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Norfolk coast
Car: c270 avengarde 2002
Posts: 24
Yes it does jolt a bit normally it was very Smooth
Pegasus64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-2016, 07:59 PM   #6
New Member
Threadstarter
 
Pegasus64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Norfolk coast
Car: c270 avengarde 2002
Posts: 24
Electrics pack is that a big job/expensive? How do I check gearbox oil level please

Last edited by Pegasus64; 21-12-2016 at 08:02 PM. Reason: Add information
Pegasus64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-2016, 08:06 PM   #7
Hardcore MB Enthusiast
 
AMGeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bournemouth/Poole Dorset
Car: 2004 W211 E55K ///AMG
Posts: 6,595
You do need to have the car diagnosed using Star (MB diagnostics) preferably at an indy.

Is Stowmarket ,Suffolk a long way for you? Alex Crow is a well recommended indy who could sort this for you.

Alex Crow Mercedes Benz Specialists 01449 258185

As post # 3, the fault you describe could be low fluid level (hopefully) or the electroplate needs replacing . That is around 450 all in parts & labour.
AMGeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-2016, 08:08 PM   #8
Hardcore MB Enthusiast
 
whitenemesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Car: Lexus RC300h F-Sport 2016
Posts: 12,249
Electro plate change is approx 300-400 incl. new atf and filter.

You'll need a transmission dip stick to check the level. Best to get to a good indie and get the codes read at the same time as a level check.
whitenemesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-2016, 08:10 PM   #9
Hardcore MB Enthusiast
 
AMGeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bournemouth/Poole Dorset
Car: 2004 W211 E55K ///AMG
Posts: 6,595
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pegasus64 View Post
Electrics pack is that a big job/expensive? How do I check gearbox oil level please
Worth a read

http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/engin...-finished.html
AMGeed is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AMGeed For This Useful Post:
Pegasus64 (21-12-2016)
Old 28-12-2016, 08:04 PM   #10
Member
 
pnevesfoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Portugal
Car: MB W203 C220 CDI Avantgard Station
Posts: 71
I had the same troubles a few days ago...
read my last posts...
my solution was cheaper than I was afraid, but not everyone gets that lucky... please ser Alex... he helped me before and he is usualy right!
get your codes read... if you have a P0705, it is your PRND module dying, if you have other codes you may have to look inside your transmission... it can be as said before the conductor plate where the solenoids seat...
best option is always get to Alex... see what he has to tell you...
cheers!
pnevesfoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-12-2016, 09:45 AM   #11
Hardcore MB Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Birmingham
Car: 2x c43 Amg clio 172 turbo 314bhp
Posts: 1,533
As stated expect around 450, you won't get it done much less than that if using genuine Mercedes electrics pack.
Auto-mobile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-12-2016, 12:22 PM   #12
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bushey Hertfordshire
Car: CLK 220 cdi 2008 W209
Posts: 29
As others have said likely to be electro speed plate failing. Likely to get stuck in 2nd gear.Do get codes read before doing anything.

Cost with an independent should be no more than 400 inc vat. My guy charges 65 for reading codes which is FOC if you go ahead with repair.
redjules51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-12-2016, 12:40 PM   #13
Hardcore MB Enthusiast
 
design guru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 317
I had the same issue where the car would not go above 2nd gear, usually its a fail safe built in to avoid damaging the gearbox. As mentioned the worst case scenario will be gearbox problem, the second which is cheaper would be a service to the ATF and new electroplate which is what all the symptoms pointed to on mine but after having it plugged in on Star the good people of PCS Horndean advised me the battery had failed and after fitting a new one it worked a charm. In cold weather the battery can drain.

Get it checked on Star, this save me a 500+ job on my car that was not even needed.

I have an S320cdi W220
design guru is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
auto, gearbox, problem


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:26 AM.


MB club UK is A Mercedes Enthusiast club run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, MBClub UK is in no way affiliated with Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler or any of their respective trademarks. The posted views of our members are in no way the views of MBClub.co.uk or its owners.
Find us on Google+