The Transmission is causing me problems....this is what happens....
Upon start-up from cold (After all–day/all night standing), the RPM flares up and remains static at circa 900-950RPM (usually circa 600RP)
Selection of either drive / reverse is followed by a delayed gear selection (Circa 2-3 seconds)….followed by transmission knock!
Upon drive, transmission hesitation in changing up process (Looking for gears). Out of sync with the normal gear selection that I’ve experienced since new.
After 100 yards, come to stop at lights, whilst depressing foot brake whilst stationary ‘an evident shudder’ can be felt through the pedals and chassis. This lasts approx 20-25 seconds.
Following the ‘Shudder’, and upon pulling away and accelerating ‘NO POWER’ or gear change can be achieved (1st Gear only). The car remains in first gear (slow), unless deceleration and then acceleration is applied.
Transmission knock always follows this process.
On hill starts, gear selection is only reached after a short and noisy burst of automatic Gear Crunching!
Once warm, gear selection improves, however gear selection hesitation and failure to select the appropriate gears is apparent and potentially unsafe. Shudder does not re-appear when hot/warm, however poor gear selections is always apparent.
Kick down is usually followed by a huge transmission knock, this is at circa 50mph, on uphill stretches.
No warnings have been evident on the Commanders Computer System.
Comments from Jeep in Manchester – Incorrect transmission fluid levels further warranty work (Leak due to faulty plug), carried out on last service (2000mls / 2weeks ago).
Moisture within the transmission system due to identified plug leak. Condensation builds and contaminates the fluid – requires flushing 3No times! Moisture is known to cause transmission shudder.
Got any ideas fellas!!??
I think my Mercedes Dealer has finally failed to give that famous perfect service!