Car doesn't creep very well!

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  1. Michael_

    Michael_ New Member

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    Evening all - My S203 C220 CDi with 6 sp semi auto doesn't creep forward very easily at junctions. At a junction with an incline it often rolls back as I take my foot off the brake on onto the gas.

    Is this my lack of driving skill?
    Something wrong with my 'box?
    Should I be using the parking brake - although this seems like more difficulty?

    Auto's I've had before creep forward and on an incline they hold their own - is this something I need to address? It makes me feel a little anxious at junctions!

    It's a 2003 (52) and has 139k on it.

    Thanks all
     
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    moonloops MB Enthusiast

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    Idle speed?

    Sorry not an expert..
     
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    Michael_

    Michael_ New Member

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    Thanks Moony - Is this something easy to adjust?
     
  4. DSM10000

    DSM10000 MB Enthusiast

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    Is it not just a feature of the semi-auto? It is not a conventional automatic as it has not got a torque convertor. Yours has an electronically operated clutch that has to be engaged by the computer when it deems necessersary hence the charicteristics are very different from conventional automatics.
     
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    Michael_

    Michael_ New Member

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    Thanks for that DSM, sorry I've not replied!

    I think you're right though - diggings lead me to believe it's a feature! I'll get used to it I guess!

    Thanks again
     
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