A-class juddering when pulling off

Discussion in 'Engine' started by AnnLou, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. AnnLou

    AnnLou New Member

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    Hi

    I have a 2004 auto A-class. When I pull off, it judders quite bad and struggles to get going. Any help/advice as to what this is?

    Thanks
     
  2. Flyinspanner

    Flyinspanner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Probably the first gear is cracked. It will eventually (soon) fail.

    Forrera in Hammersmith London can rebuild your autobox give them a call 0208 7414510.
    Mention that you are a forum member.

    Maybe if you move the switch near the gear-lever to “W” you can avoid first gear (w is winter and you pull away in second)
     
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  3. Flyinspanner

    Flyinspanner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Once you are moving in next gear does it become ‘normal’?
    If it still does it, it could be a drive shaft issue.
     
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    AnnLou

    AnnLou New Member

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    It does drive normal once it gets going, it only happens when I pull off.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. Flyinspanner

    Flyinspanner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Probably the gear1 drum, it’s a known issue, they crack.

    Switch to W for the time being, car pulls away in second, so it will be a slower start- give yourself space.

    The fix is £900 ish for a rebuild, but then it will be ok for years to come. Could be worth it if the rest of the car is good.
     

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