jerky shift in very slow traffic

Discussion in 'Engine' started by edtzxr, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. edtzxr

    edtzxr Active Member

    Jul 21, 2015
    Hazel Grove, Cheshire
    clk320 a208
    Hi all,

    Looking for a little advice.

    I have a 1999 clk320 a208 (the convertible version of the w208)
    5 speed auto box not triptronic

    She has done 80k and has a full service history.

    owned her now for about 8 months and few minor issues all dealt with but this weekend stuck in slow moving traffic she has developed a real jerk in the transmission.

    its between 2nd and 1st I think when in really slow traffic. This is new as I am basically in really slow traffic a lot and its the first time I have felt this.

    no issues accelerating hard or coming back down the gears on the brakes. Just when in slow traffic.

    I'm suspecting gear box oil needs changing/topping up as its not been done as far as I know. But I have seen post about rear bushes and also linkages?

    any Ideas?

  2. brucemillar

    brucemillar MB Club Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Next Door to Alice - 25 'kin years now
    C55 AMG Wagon - W124 300te 4matic Wagon - BMW 4.8is X5 E53 - SWB Pajero 3.5 V6 24v
    I think you are on the right track. I would get the ATF and filter replaced.

    My C55 was the exact same in stop start traffic. Filter and ATF change and now smooth again.
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