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    560 sec changed on kickdown but no power

    Hi, Hopefully someone can assist: My 560sec is lacking power. Now, it has stood for 7 years and i am only 300 miles in to blowing the cobwebs out of it and this includes using fuel additive to clean the injectors but she is v sluggish and on kickdown, she changes gear but then just hangs there...
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    C220 ESP currently unavailable when putting foot down (automatic)

    Hi everyone So I've had this problem for a while. The car runs perfectly most of the time, there is only a particular time when this problem happens. After driving on the motorway for around half an hour and when I need to overtake someone, I put my foot down to get a boost and it doesn't...
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    Kickdown Question

    I recently had a boost problem on my 2002 C220 CDi. Excellent advice from this forum led to a gutted Cat and an almost unbelievable and immediate increase in power. Seriously - the car goes better than I can ever remember. One question. A squeeze on the accelerator at, say, 55mph delivers...
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    S211 E320 2007 Facelift - gearbox conundrum....

    Ok Fellas, My beloved E320 is behaving strangely. Occasionally (twice in the last three weeks and once at Christmas) I'm losing kickdown mid journey. Car will only then accelerate very slowly and not much past 50mph. Switch off and switch on and bingo - normal service resumed. She's...
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    New SL350 and kickdown lag

    I have bought my first Mercedes and my first auto in the form of an SL350 (2013). Generally its all good after the first few user errors were sorted out but unfortunately my local MB garage has gave me wrong advice on all of these so far (eg the automatic application of the parking break if car...
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    E320 CDI - Intermittent No Kickdown & Power Loss

    Dear All, My E320cdi automatic (w210 late 2000 with 90k miles) has an intermittent problem whereby : - It won't kickdown, or even change down on the throttle. - It seems to lack power in whatever gear I select manually. - Seems unwilling to rev much over 2000 rpm. I have clean...
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    2005 W203 C220 CDI Auto Gearbox problem

    Hi, I need some help with a gearbox issue on my C220 CDI Auto. Whenever I try the kickdown the car goes into "limp home" mode. It does it ONLY if kickdown is attempted OR if I press the throttle quite hard. The diagnostics (not Star!) show various codes to do with implausible or impermissable...
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    W124 acceleration/kickdown problems

    Hi all, I've been experiencing problems with my W124 220 convertible. There is no kickdown and once moving it will not even drop down a gear when going up hills etc. My garage has had it for some time and has checked: Air flow meter Solenoid in gearbox kickdown cable Relay switch (for...
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    1999 C180 : shudder at rest after kick down

    Just got the car back from an A service and some work for MOT which included a couple of autobox pipes being replaced. All was going well until I used the kickdown to overtake someone (Was going at 30 at time, might have reached 45 while overtaking) ... the engine seemed to rev highly without...


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