My mechanic changed the transmission fluid on my 2004 Mercedes Benz E-Class and now if I'm on Sport the transmission gets stuck on the 1st gear.

10

Asked by Aug 05, 2014 at 02:33 PM about the 2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On Comfort, it changes gears but jumps occasionally. After asking a trans shop, they
recommended a total transmission rebuild. Is it possible that it isn't the transmission but
something else? Is a trip to the dealer worth it to get another opinion?

6 Answers

293,335

Was it acting up before you replace the fluid, or were you just doing preventative maintenance?

2 people found this helpful.
10,015

I agree with Tom - how long since last transmission service? According to MB - the number one reason for transmission problems is lack of service every 36k miles. Why MB requires every 36k service and many other cars only require service at 100k miles is a mystery to me. Good luck

1 people found this helpful.
325

Something I read from MBworld. drop trans pan, drop valve body, swap over valves in to new conductor plate and install. nothing gets done to the etc. fill with aprox 4.5 qts of fluid, clear the faults and youre good to go. as a tech i can get it done in about an hour. shouldnt take longer than 2 hours to do. change your pilot bushing while youre in there. Read more: http://mbworld.org/forums/m113-v8-kompressor-platform/509048-tranny-problem.html#ixzz39cnQCujf

1 people found this helpful.
10

Thanks for your response Tom. I was just doing preventive maintenance before a long trip. The transmission was fine before the fluid was changed.

1 people found this helpful.
2,745

Take it back to your mechanic, tell him it was fine before he touched it and you'll sue his ass if he doesn't sort it at his expense lol

1 people found this helpful.
30

My car is with automatic transmission. It happened to me as well. The reason was amount of oil. It's shown 7-8 liters is enough. I did add a liter more (9 liters). And it worked luckily.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

E-Class

Looking for a Used E-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 19,943 nationwide E-Class listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,520
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    2,070
  • #3
    bobkat
    Reputation
    1,630
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
688 Great Deals out of 26,456 listings starting at $1,750
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
142 Great Deals out of 7,007 listings starting at $3,495
Used BMW 5 Series
423 Great Deals out of 16,658 listings starting at $2,000
Used Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
70 Great Deals out of 2,152 listings starting at $6,000
Used BMW 3 Series
867 Great Deals out of 31,428 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
47 Great Deals out of 3,049 listings starting at $2,999
Used BMW 7 Series
110 Great Deals out of 4,749 listings starting at $2,399
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
238 Great Deals out of 5,672 listings starting at $1,900
Used Audi A6
142 Great Deals out of 7,140 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class
6 Great Deals out of 1,729 listings starting at $19,700
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
22 Great Deals out of 495 listings starting at $4,498
Used BMW 6 Series
57 Great Deals out of 2,612 listings starting at $5,999
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
26 Great Deals out of 977 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 7,587 listings starting at $48,984
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,198 listings starting at $36,998
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 1,511 listings starting at $18,495
2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For Sale
82 Great Deals out of 1,649 listings starting at $20,995
2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 1,942 listings starting at $15,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.