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03-09-2004, 05:06 AM
Hi have an Auto 280E 93 Model , when shifting from Reverse to the D Position there is a slight jerk ,,, any idea what the cause may be . also when slowing down and gear shifts to lower gear the transistion is not very smooth Adam

03-15-2004, 10:19 PM
Change your filter and fluid, .........Is it more pronounced when shifting prior to reaching engine operating temperature????

Tony Salt
03-21-2004, 12:04 PM
I am having a similar problem when it is minus zero temperature first thing in a morning. Once and only once we have this, what can best be described as, a kangaroo-ing or some gear box problem with my E320 CDI New-Type. Mercedes Benz have denied all knowledge of this being a problem and there is nothing showing on the computer on the car that there is a fault. Is there anybody else out there with a simialr problem? I know of one other Mercedes owner who has experienced this problem. We need some information to fire at Mercedes as the good weather is upon us, the problem seems to have disappeared. Probably only show up again next winter, when I will most probably have given up on the "best car in the world".

j neil
10-22-2004, 03:36 AM
It may or may not be the same as a pretty common problem on w124 chassis or more precisely on '90s 722.3 transmissions and concerns the B2 band under friction.

If it si, then there is a magic fluid fix put out by Mercedes - a mix of normal and a special synthetic fluid is required :

Here is the official TSB from the WIS (it's a 5kb PDF file):

The fluid should be orderable, it's on the MBNA price list. It's in the EPC (press F2, select Shop Materials, then Oils/Greases/Pastes.) Worst case, you can definitely order it from Germany:

EUR 45.55

The part is available.

I also recommend as another good mbz forum


J Stein, 85 745, 85 M6 & 84 633
01-12-2005, 01:31 PM
a 'lazy' engagement.

Particularly when just starting out, it takes a "2 or 3 count" to change from R to D ...

Supposedly the tranny was rebuilt by the PO, (about 60k miles and 6 years ago... ) We are running Mobile1 ATF ... (supposedly a 'certified' DEXTRON formulation.Regards

John Stein

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02-10-2005, 04:36 PM
Trannie mount. Change The transmission mount, and it should fix the problem.

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