W203 Coupe clutch problem

peelmeister

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Ive got a 2003 C200K coupe with only 54k miles on it



I've been having difficulty in selecting 1st and 2nd gears - especially 1st when from a standing start, so I've dropped it off to my local indie to have a look



Aparently the solution is that I need a new clutch after only 54K - may I add ive only had the vehicle for 3 months or so.



Is this normal on a vehicle with only this amount of miles on it? also i've been quoted 5 hours to fit the new clutch (which im OK about) plus the cost of the clutch. However, he cannot determine which type of clutch it is until he starts dismanting it - aparently there are two types of clutch that it could be - is this correct - can someone please advise



In summary:-



Is it normal to have the clutch replaced after only 54K?

Could the problem be something else other then the clutch?

What type of clutch do i have?

HOw much would a new clutch be?



Thanks in advance guys



Andy
 
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I think i'll give this a try first before I go for the replacement clutch option - is it something that I can do myself? is it straight forward enough?

Also how do it find out which gear box number I have, just so i know how much oil to remove.

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heres the full code

716605 01 828894

so it is a 716 then

Sorry, to be a pain but how to i go about reducing the oil level then?

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for transmision 716 up to 01209959 in car model 163-170-203-202-208-210
Modification introduced in production as of transmission serial number 01209960

Modification 30.01.01

For hard to shift from 1 to 2 gear in cold conditions.

Reduce oil quantity as follows for gearbox 716.600-716.639 by 1.2 liter


I would be wary about sucking 1.2 litres out of your gearbox.

Yours appears to have serial number 01828894. This should already be modified.

Your gearbox is 2003, I thought the modification was for boxes before 2002. If yours does not need to have the level reduced, you will leave it seriously short of oil if you take 1.2 litres out. I think it only holds 1.8 litres.

Have you tried a change of gearbox oil? That may do the trick.
 

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Clutch Problem

Just wondering if your guy included the hydraulics in his checks as the symptoms described could easily be due to a faulty master or slave cylinder. I would be checking these items before thinking about reducing oil levels in the gearbox, particularly if the fault has just come on.

By all means check that the oil is up to its correct level.

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