Stupid car...

Discussion in 'Engine' started by Donza, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Donza

    Donza Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I was coming onto the motorway off a slip road. I put my foot down and the car accelerated as normal. Then i lost all power and could not accelerate. All i could hear was the engine revving, no power being put onto the road.

    People behind me must have thought i was doing it on purpose. I checked for warning lights. Checked key was still in igniton!

    After a few short breaths, i stuck the gear back into 'N' whilst the car was coasting and then back into 'D'.

    This kick started the car.

    This all happened 15 minutes ago coming out of Leeds. Anyone in Leeds right now? The deluge of rain is crazy!

    Last thing i wanted was for my car to give me problems.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
  2. Shude

    Shude MB Club Veteran

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    When I experienced similar symptoms on my car it was diagnosed and fixed as low ATF.

    The ATF goes to the back of the car as you accelerate leaving any shortfall around the moving parts where it is actually needed, as soon as you back off it usually returns!
     
  3. ADY1983

    ADY1983 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I had something similar just now driving back home from Southampton, the car just seemed to die it was as if I just jammed the brakes on, I was doing about 70 then it seemed ok, very strange! :(

    I have been meaning to check the ATF or a while.
     
  4. BTB 500

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    My R129 did that a couple of times ... then started going into limp mode occasionally. I had an ATF change done but that made no difference - turned out to be the electrical plate (well known issue - not too expensive to fix).
     
  5. A210AMG

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    Hello


    Could it have anything to do with your remap (I thought you had one done) I'm not suggesting it is as I don't understand engines / electronics but if its only done it after ?

    Either way hope you get it sorted as that must not be a nice feeling.
     
  6. 01alam

    01alam Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello,

    I am not sure if this applies, but I have the same problem with my 1973 W114, obviously its much older and doesn't have any computing problems, I think it might be the valve and the rolling ball in the gearbox map, it might be worth checking that out?

    Sometimes, after siting in traffic for a while in "D", the car would not pull away, instead move very slowing with higher revs, but its fine once move back and forth "N" and "D", but still quite irritating.

    Angus
     
  7. cidersurfer

    cidersurfer Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I had a similar thing happen on my W203 twice, turned out to be low ATF...
     
  8. lynall

    lynall Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ditto the low atf i came around a roundabout and it lost drive had to pull over and restart and it was okay again iirc it took about a litre.




    Lynall
     
  9. nickcc101

    nickcc101 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As above, changed gearbox oil and filter been ok since.
     
  10. andy_cyp

    andy_cyp Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    IC pump/charger is failing.

    bet you a quid £££££££
     
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