auto gearbox problem

cloudy29

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hello i have recently brought a 99 e300td which i have notice has a problem when you accelerate it feels like the clutch is slipping even though its a auto if you put your foot down to over take someone it feels like it changes down revs a lot but does not gain speed if you relase your foot off the pedal a bit it will pick up speed but very slowly it gives all the simptons of a slipping clutch of a manual but its a auto when i brought this car it had been parked up for a long time and has covered nearly 200,000 miles in its life please help as this is my first mb and i really like it
 

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hello i have recently brought a 99 e300td which i have notice has a problem when you accelerate it feels like the clutch is slipping even though its a auto if you put your foot down to over take someone it feels like it changes down revs a lot but does not gain speed if you relase your foot off the pedal a bit it will pick up speed but very slowly it gives all the simptons of a slipping clutch of a manual but its a auto when i brought this car it had been parked up for a long time and has covered nearly 200,000 miles in its life please help as this is my first mb and i really like it
My SLK230 with 80000 on the clock has developed the same problem, revs. up and no drive, then picks up the gears, just like a slipping clutch on a manual. Put it into an auto transmission specialist today to have it checked and serviced - no such luck! phoned me back later today and advised that transmission requires re-manufacture (not repair ) at a cost of £1,945:shock:
Don't have many options so will have to have it done :mad:
 
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cloudy29

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thanks for the quick reply i was dreading that answer looks like i will have to get mine checked an start looking around for another gearbox:mad:
 

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Always, the first thing to do is check for correct oil level, there are clutches inside an automatic transmission so your description of slipping like a manual clutch is partially correct, if you are lucky and the problem is due to a low oil caused by maybe a leakage or through the vacuum modulator, filling to the correct level should get it working again, however if the car has been driven for a considerable time on a low oil level the clutches will be damaged and will need replacing.
 

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Totally agree with Wellington. Level is your first check.

Busby - get a second opinion or check the level yourself. Could save yourself nearly 2k
 

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