Re:Gearbox fault?

Discussion in 'Engine' started by chesterpiglet, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. chesterpiglet

    chesterpiglet Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi all
    Now that the cold weather is here my gearbox doesn't appear to like it!How do I check the fluid?I have a good look around the engine bay so I presume it is done from underneath?
    The box appears to work well from cold-it just makes a strange noise.It feels as though the box is struggling to disengage when there is no depression of the accelerator,or when it is stationary and particularly in reverse there is a vibration as well.This sympton is most noticeable if I go around a right hand bend(ie the front left tyre is under load)and if I go over a speed bump as the front wheels bump over the other side.
    The car has quite a high mileage(206K)with FMBSH to 169K but independant after that(and a few bodges as well).
    I suspect this fault was why the car was P/X'd.
    So long as it doesn't get any worse I will leave it as it is(I would like to change the gearbox fluid though).The symptons disappear when the car is hot after 5-6 miles.It does groan a bit around 40mph as well.
    Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
    Many thanks
    Regards Rob
     
  2. grober

    grober MB Club Veteran

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    First thing you need to do is get the fluid level checked since it sounds as if it may be too low. Mercedes gave up supplying cars with a dipstick so you need to get someone ( specialist or main dealer to check the fluid level) pronto. They may do it for free if you hint they will get to change/top up the fluid if its low.;)
     
  3. lynall

    lynall Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Dipsticks on e-bay easy to check just make sure its the correct one for your gearbox got mine from the usa on e bay for £20 worth having and you can sell it afterwards car gone.



    Lynall
     
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    chesterpiglet

    chesterpiglet Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Many Thanks!
     

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