Oh dear possibly?

Mark57

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I have a 2003 E320 Avantgarde estate.
Love it to pieces.
Lucky enough to have driven it on the Autobahns at least once a year for the past 8 or 9 years.
That's when you really find out what the Merc is all about.
It was built for the Autobahn, it's home.

Anyway, recently got a problem with the transmission.
Symptoms - Stuck in manual, 1st gear only. Can't shift back pass N to R or P.
Swith off all ok.
But in Auto doesn't seem to be changing gear as usual.
Next drive back from work, really slow to get going, stuck in higher gear ?
Arrive home, again can't get R or P.
Swith off restart all good.
Really not well.
1 Low gearbox oil ?
2 After major cleaning interior by her ladyship, possible wet on trans module under gear shift ?
3. Battery low ?
4. The 13 pin connector problem ?

Has anyone got any thoughts ?
Oh, should say first clue was an audible clung when selecting drive the first time.

Really need the car at the moment as I'm having to work during this virus outbreak.

Stay Safe everyone.
 

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I would look to see if any codes are present and certainly check the oil level and check for any leaks, usually around the electric connector.
 
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I would look to see if any codes are present and certainly check the oil level and check for any leaks, usually around the electric connector.
Thanks very much.

Also ( gulp) the emissions / exhaust etc warning symbol has come on.
Could this be incidental, just another prob ? Or somehow related ?
 

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As Oldspanner's said, first step is a scan....that will narrow down the possible causes of your problem's.
 

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Sounds as though you have two coincidental problems.
But, as said, don't faff about guessing. That's the go bankrupt method.
Get it on a scanner and study the codes. It's often cheaper to buy a good code reader than start swapping parts.

Once you have the codes, you know the direction to go in. Without - it's anyone's guess.
 

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As above scan for codes , but you can also do some free checks first .
You can check the oil level , better with a dipstick , but possible with some curtain wire .
If you can get the car safely off the ground you can check the gearbox plug for leaks .
 


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