autobox problem!

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so i have been loving the merc, until about an hour ago! was just leaving a friends house and it seems the autobox has got stuck in 1st gear, it won't change up or down, it will go into reverse and park. so i have just limped home abot 10 miles at about 30 mph!? any ideas at all what this could be?

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Either low on fluid ,, do a re start and see if it goes away, or the plate may have gone down

When odd things happen Adam,,always try a re start
 
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i did try a re-start but no different, will try it again tomorrow when its cold. the autobox has been perfect and smooth until now so i'm assuming/hoping its nothing to serious!!
 
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did try the car this morning and still the same didn't have time to check the fluid level though so that will have to wait until tomorrow
 
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BTW how do i check the autobox fluid level?
 

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Do not know about gearbox but it would be good if you could change your car designation to the correct one of :

C36 W202 (It is NOT e36 W124)

It confuses people when trying to help you sort a tech problem.
 
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ok will do, sorry i was told it was a W124!
 

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The above is for a 722.6 box that came out mid 1996
 
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thanks malcolm, i guess the next question is does it have a dipstick, i see from various posts on the forum that after a certain age they stopped supplying them and you to a specialistone?
 

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Sorry, no dip stick,, but when hot 80c you can use a length of curtain wire where it should be 5.6 cm up the wire,,a stiff piece of electrical cable will do the same job
 
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i notice there is a guy who sells the dipsticks on ebay worth buying or not?
 

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i notice there is a guy who sells the dipsticks on ebay worth buying or not?

For what you are doing and the rough check that you need to make it is hardly worth while at this stage , as long as you have fluid somewhere near right this is all you need to know.

I think that it will be the speed plate that will have to be replaced
 

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Are you, sure it stuck in 1st and not 2nd? Can you shift the lever from drive to reverse or do you have to turn off engine first? May net be too bad, this happens the 5 speed, I had it and it did not break the bank. The problem was not in the transmission itself. However at first it was intermittent.
 

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Most indies change the plate for under £300 so not the end of the world
 

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oh, it is a w202!!!

adam, you have been asking for advice for a w124, no wonder we have been struggling with your queries so far! can you publish the first 6x numbers (ie 9x digits) of your chassis number please, many thanks.
 
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well i was told it was a W124 when i first came on this site and today i kindly got told it was a W202 which makes far more sense as i couldn't find much info on the c36 w124 at all!!

first six digits are WDB202
 
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sorry first 6 numbers are 202028.....ahhh now i see the 202!!! :rolleyes:
 
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