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  1. C

    CLK430 rev limited when in park and neutral?

    Hi Guys and Gals My CLK430 project - I've only driven it for 10 miles and it is now SORN I've had it running on the driveway for oil change etc. Have noticed it seems limited at 4K when revving it (fully hot of course). I didn't gun it on the drive home from collecting it. This normal?
  2. brucemillar

    Neutral Safety Switch

    Folks On my W124. I have noticed that I can start the engine with the Auto Gear Lever in any position, including DRIVE!!! I also have no reversing lights? Now the gearbox has been in and out of the car a few times as we rebuilt the engine and gearbox. There are no other apparent issues and...
  3. anfieldassasin

    2004 e220 cdi slipping into neutral

    Hi guys My dad's 04 e220 cdi with about 48k miles has now twice slipped into neutral. It's the 5 speed automatic. Seems to do it randomly and can be resolved by turning car on and off, also if the box is switched to manual then it will go into gear and change gears fine. He says when this...
  4. S

    false,neutral,automatic,

    Hi all. i am new to this forum but not new to owning Mercedes motors. i have just purchased a 2002 c class cdi 220 automatic estate and it is going into a false neutral!! i have changed the oil and filter in the box (old stuff was nasty) i managed to get the car to do it today three times...
  5. J

    C63 (2012) Gearbox dropped to neutral whilst driving and wouldn't engage gears

    Hi Folks, Driving home late last night in my (new to me) C63, when coming down to a roundabout (at normal speeds, not spirited at all) i double tapped the down paddle to drop down a gear or two, i think i was in 3rd or 4th at the time - the gearbox then seemed to (whilst showing D for drive...
  6. L

    W210 E230 rough idle, almost stalling in drive but fine in park or neutral.

    Any help will be appreciated if someone can guide me in the right direction. Mileage is 173000 km. Transmission also makes a whining sound. Not sure if that is a separate issue though. Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk
  7. s2oty

    W208 CLK430 stuck in drive or neutral fault

    As above, I only drive the clk once a week usually on a Monday or Friday into Glasgow. The car has performed perfectly since my acquisition in Nov. So after driving into work and home again the car wouldn't allow me to move past neutral to get to park. It engages drive no problem but I can...
  8. K

    722.6 autobox bumps into Neutral from Drive/Reverse

    When selecting Neutral from either Drive or Reverse it bumps into Neutral. Also when cold it will reverse and drive on level ground but it will not reverse up a slope until it is warm as the engine will not rev. Put it in neutral it revs fine. The box shows no fault code. Does anybody know what...
  9. A

    Automatic gearbox neutral and sticking on kick down

    Hi - I'm looking for some help with my 2000 plate ML270. On kick down - if the throttle is fully depressed, it sometimes hits a false neutral, sometimes it drops down to 3rd and doesn't change back and less often works fine. it seems worse when towing. If I do a gentler kick down its fine, and...
  10. P

    Vito doesn't want to be in neutral

    Ok I have a Vito that, when in neutral, is grinding on a gear. The arm on the box, along with the gearstick is selected in neutral. The adjustments are correct as is the 'reverse gear selector' which is new. It's grinding like a sod in neutral (manual box) and when the front end is jacked up...
  11. zoros

    Knocking it into neutral

    I had a habit of knocking my auto box into neutral everytime there was a prolonged over-run. It definitely improved my fuel consumption figures. This is the first car however where the handbook says NOT to do this as it could damage the gearbox. Anyone else hog neutral with their gearbox...
  12. J

    Do you slip it into neutral?

    Evening all. When you are in stop start traffic, with a little more stop than start, or sat at the lights do you slip your auto into neutral or sit with your foot on the brake? Which is best practise from a mechanical point of view for the car? Cheers John
  13. A

    E320 CDI 2005 transmission noise in neutral and park

    Hello, The transmission on my E320 CDI has started making a slight groaning/humming noise when in park and neutral. The problem is only noticeable when the car is cold and only in park and neutral. The gear change at low RPM is also a little clunky when cold. The car has 130K miles and a full...
  14. M

    W124 neutral safety switch

    Has anybody changed the neutral safety switch on a w124 (722.503 tranny) and can comment on whether it's a reasonable diy, or best left to an indie? Mine needs changing as the car will only start in neutral when it's cold, and then when it's warmed up, will start in park. I have the part...
  15. L

    do u engage neutral at the lights? (auto box)

    Ive always put autos (the 2 ive driven, one jag one merc) into neutral at red lights. Occasionally when I put it back into drive it kinda jumps in am tries to lurch forward. Is it best to leave it in drive or does it sound like the start of gearbox issues? Tia Lewis
  16. K

    Neutral Rev limit

    Hi, I am new to the forum and was wondering if anyone could help me out. I drive a Mercedes CLk 200 Kompressor manual. I bought it because it had plenty of power and it was RWD, and i love the car, I know there is a rev limit in neutral, and when drifting and various car shows I like to show...
  17. O

    Slipping into neutral in an auto

    Hi Folks, I've recently switched from a manual diesel C200 to a petrol auto C180. *takes a bow* In the manual car, when going downhill or coming up to a junction - basically anywhere where I need no acceleration - I used to slip the car into neutral and coast to a stop in a small bid to...
  18. L

    Putting the car into neutral with no key

    Is it possible to put the box into neutral without having the key in? And if so... How?
  19. R

    ML270 Auto box not engaging neutral

    Hi. I have a 2005 ML270 and have a problem with the automatic gearbox. When I apply the brakes in order to stop completely, it does not engage itself into neutral. So although I'm stationary with the brake on, the car is still trying to pull forward. My temporary solution is to slip it into...
  20. R

    W210 320 CDI, Gearbox gees to Neutral under hard acceleration??

    Hello, I have a year 2000 E320 CDI W210 with 68k on the clock which I have had a month. A few weeks ago I was coming off a roundabout and floored it. The gearbox immediately went into neutral and the revs obviously hit the redline. I eased off and went to pull over but as I slowed down the...
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