c180 with 2 probs

The Layabout

New Member
Jul 26, 2011
mb c180
hi i am new here and as most new members i have a problem with my 2000 c180 elegance (actually i have 2 probs)
The first is the most annoying which is that the engine occasionally drops a cylinder when driving. I can be driving ok and then i feel a drop in power i pull over and the car is shaking.When i turn the ignition off and back on again,everything is fine.......until the next time.

my second problem is not as annoying but concerning just the same,its the gearbox.sometimes when i accelerate the gearbox makes a thudding noise only happens now and again but i hope its not a sign its on its way out.
I do a lot of stop start driving and the car has done 117k miles.Its the first mb i have has and apart from there 2 annoyances i think its a great car for its age.
I hope somebody can help me solve or identify why these occur.Thank you.


Sep 3, 2005
Over here, sometimes over there
1994 Mercedes C180 classic
Hi and welcome.

With regards to your problem:
1. Get the car to a garage and the fault codes read
2. The shaking could relate to either the MAF sensor failing causing a misfire, it could also be the spark plug leads.
3. The gearbox problem could be fixed by a fluid change

I hope this helps

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