torque convertor???

clelly

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Originally Posted by clelly
Hi,
recently my c200 (2000 w202) has been playing up.When the engine is cold gears change no problem.Once they have warmed up they become tempremental and very sensitive to throttle control. If the car is in a low gear and I accelerate very gently then there is no problem,if however I accelerate more aggressively the car seems to lose power.The only way to cure this is to stop the car and restart it. It will then run fine untill the next time.
When this problem occurs and I stop to restart the car the engine appears to be reving slightly.

most recent development with the above problem occurs when I am sitting stationary with the engine running ( eg traffic lights ) the car wants to go forward of its own accord and judders slightly. To combat this I have been putting it into neutral and when lights change shifting it into drive. When I do this it takes a few seconds to catch and vibrates as I drive away. I know this is an unusual problem I just thought it was worth telling this development incase someone recognised the problem
many thanks
 

Parrot of Doom

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Get the ATF levels checked if you suspect the gearbox.
 

Xtractorfan

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Get the ATF levels checked if you suspect the gearbox.

or even an oil and filter change,
As a matter of interest I was talking to a Taxi driver the other day,211 E220CDI 245K miles on the car, had some problems with his gearbox/torque convertor, was told it needed replacing, went along to an autobox specialist and his advice was to change the oil and filter, fill up with a cheaper version of ATF (oil) drive the car and if it was driving ok come back in a few hundred miles drain the oil and refill with Mb approved oil..This guy reckoned the cheap oil would also flush the system ..and it worked..
 
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