I have recently had a problem with my 2000 Mercedes C230. When I start my car, I have to wait untli it warms up before I can put it into gear

Asked by Jan 16, 2014 at 07:40 PM about the 2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 230 Supercharged Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This problem has continued for several weeks. I would like to know what going on and how expensive is it going to be to repair.

3 Answers


Depends on who works on it, where your located at and what the issue is. Get a few estimated from some local shops. But from your description it sounds transmission related. Possible low fluid level, are there leaks? It also can be worn internal transmission seals. Check the fluid level first and change the fluid if it is old.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Tom is correct - most likely transmission issues. Has the tranny fluid and filter ever been changed. This is a very often a forgotten maintenance duty. Mercedes transmissions require far more frequent flushes than do other makes. Some MB's are every 39k miles while other cars may be every 100k miles.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I will have to check the fluid this weekend, because I do not remember the last time it was checked. Thanks guys at least this give me a direction.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 25,311 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $1,950.


Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

  • #1
    Lorne Grandison
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
427 Great Deals out of 20,627 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW 3 Series
901 Great Deals out of 32,980 listings starting at $1,300
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
120 Great Deals out of 7,156 listings starting at $1,980
Used BMW 5 Series
387 Great Deals out of 15,995 listings starting at $1,650
Used Audi A4
188 Great Deals out of 12,349 listings starting at $1,700
Used BMW M3
25 Great Deals out of 1,731 listings starting at $5,495
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
18 Great Deals out of 511 listings starting at $4,000
Used Ford Mustang
287 Great Deals out of 38,472 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
553 Great Deals out of 91,963 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
245 Great Deals out of 30,155 listings starting at $4,980
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
258 Great Deals out of 5,980 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
124 Great Deals out of 2,621 listings starting at $23,991
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 845 listings starting at $20,499
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
177 Great Deals out of 3,872 listings starting at $14,890
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 1,501 listings starting at $12,500
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,324 listings starting at $10,962

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.