SLK 230K 1999 Autogearbox "thump"

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  1. uk174

    uk174 Active Member

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    Hi Folks,
    Have just taken possession of a 1999 Auto SLK 230K ( R170) with 54K warranted.The car has come straight out of a main dealer showroom as one of their p/ex`s and they are warranting the mileage as genuine.
    All is ok apart from the fact that there is a little "thump" when initially pulling off and then when stopping.
    I am presuming that its the gearbox, however my question is that are they known to be troublesome and is it an expensive fix.
    Other than that the car drives fine with no issues. Have seen that a gearbox fluid change may solve it but does anyone have any knowledge of this?
    Or am I better off just throwing the car into auction?
     
  2. BEJ

    BEJ Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Change the auto fluid first. Check all universal joints in the drive train.
     
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  3. tintinmt

    tintinmt Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Or even just have the fluid level checked properly.
     
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  4. DSM10000

    DSM10000 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If bought from a main dealer or trader there is an expectation in lawthat the vehicle is fit for purpose. Unless it was sold as seen then take it back to the place you bought it from.

    Do not start investigating or changing things, this will weaken your case.
     
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