Date registered: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 1999 E300 Turbodiesel totalled and now 2005 E320CDI and now a 2015 E250 Blutec
Location: Sundance, Florida
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E320CDI tranny -- no kickdown?
As I have stated in other posts, I have upgraded to an '05CDI as my E300Turbodiesel was totalled (rearended). Great car but twice in the last two weeks, I noticed the car didn't downshift as I stepped on the accelerator pedal. I can downshift with the shifter but the kickdown via the pedal doesn't work. After shutdown for ten to fifeteen minutes, the tranny responded as normal -- with appropriate downshifts. What gives?
Is this the accelerator sensor which I have read about? Is there a diagnostic to check this out? Help, I'm on my own with no warrantee but am not afraid to tackle most jobs.
Also, with 86K, is the transmission fluid flush a good thing -- seems like it should only help out the trans life. Does MB do the B&B type flush? Thanks, guys. Rick