Gearbox problem with Vito 112 CDI.

jona112

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Hi everyone,
Gearbox problem with Vito 112 CDI.
01/2002 Model, 190,000 kms
Transmission light comes on and gearbox slips or locks into neutral.
I turn engine off, restart and can drive a few more hundreds meters before it happens again.
Sometimes car will drive OK for 2-5 minutes in the morning before this starts to happen.
It takes 2-3 be3fore the gear shifts between neutral to D or Revers.
Mercedes Workshop had it checked and computer analyzed and offered to rebuild the Gearbox ($5000-$6000 Australian dollars)
Reading through the forums and considering the events that led to the problem I'd appreciate some advice.

First time the gearbox started playing up was the day after the instrument cluster been clumsily pulled apart,in an attempt to fix the speed dial, and breaking the film cable that is connected to the electronic display of the kms, time, etc.
Initially the car would not shift gear normally when in D, and worked fine when I shifted manual, I took it to the local Auto Specialist, he drove it, checked the gear oil level, and told me that the gearbox is fine and it is some sort of electric/computer problem.
It stayed like that for two weeks.
A friend came by, disconnected the cluster and we took the van for a drive.
It drove perfect.
I drove it like that for 2 days and then the current problem appeared.
The instrument panel was connected backed and showed all other warning light as well.
The car had to be towed away to the Mercedes workshop.
The instrument cluster was replaced with a second-hand, all faults were cleared.The gearbox problem remains.
I know it is a sad story and that I should not be allowed near a car with a computer but I hope to get some help to sort out this mess I got myself into.:confused:
 
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Thanks for you reply, I'll chase it up and post it, Jonathan
 


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