Tip-Auto Gearbox 'CLUNKS' on Sept 2003 CLK - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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Unhappy Tip-Auto Gearbox 'CLUNKS' on Sept 2003 CLK

CLK 200K - Sept 2003 - UK (North London).

This problem has always been there - from brand new - I took it back to my local dealer several times after it was delivered, but I was told it was normal on all the new clk mercs = intermittent, slight sticking / noise when slowing down and the gear changes down from 2nd to 1st (in manual &/or auto mode).

This was my first merc (and probably the LAST) and after several visits to my local merc dealer and even a trip out sitting with the mechanic while he drove my car to experience what I was talking about - I very reluctantly just accepted = "merc tip-auto gearboxes are all like that / poorly engineered".

However, the noise has grown and it is now completely unbearable!


Questions (can anyone help):
Is this normal, if not is there a quick (in-expensive) fix? (fyi: 6 speed + reverse)

Needless to say, my car is now approaching 4 years old (47k miles) and is out of warranty - always serviced by MB!

Please - this is driving me MAD

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