C180 W203 Auto transmission problem, please help

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Hi, this is my first post, I wonder if you could help me please

I have a problem with the auto gearbox of my C180 W203 2002 with 42000 miles, the problem started a week ago when I left my home in the morning & the gear shifting from 1 to 2 was very rough as if the car was hit from behind, & even the rear tyres were skidding during the gear change, & it has been the case since then. I took the car to an MB specialist who has changed the ATF & filter & diagnosed a fault in the gearbox electronic plate which he has changed as well, I was happy that he's found the fault & I even asked him to give the car an A type service as it was going to be due in 2000miles.

I went to pick up my car, & the mechanic emphasised that the fault has gone, I paid a bill of £600+, and when I drove off, again exacly the same thing happened & nothing has changed.

Any idea of what could be causing this to happen? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 
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Welcome to the forum,,the speed plate would not have been at fault here I think,,this only cures the locking up into the get you home mode locked in a low gear.

Lets wait till some of the guys that work on them have to say
 

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Did they clear the fault codes after changing the electroplate?
 

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Did they clear the fault codes after changing the electroplate?

I would hope so,,,it was none to cheap as well,,many do it for £375 all in
 
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Thanks for the replies, yes they did clear the faults.
I agree it was a high figure bill, especially when you have your car back not fixed, but service A was included in the price.
 
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What does the conductor plate do Sam? is it an expensive job?
 
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Does that mean that electro plate & conductor plate are the same thing? which I've already changed?
 


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