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I have been having trouble with the transmission recently. Twice the transmission has failed to shift into higher gear, after turning car off and restaring the transmission works fine again - until the second time. Any advice?
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I have been having trouble with the transmission recently. Twice the transmission has failed to shift into higher gear, after turning car off and restaring the transmission works fine again - until the second time. Any advice?
Glad you found us and welcome to the forum.

First off, you have a W210 and there is a forum devoted to our beasts. Just scroll down to the Sedans section and you will see us. If you do, please have a look at the Stickys at the top of the page.

We have cussed and discussed our 722.6x transmissions and their lifetime transmission fluid ad nauseum. How many miles are on your wagon and has the transmission ever been serviced? The consensus of opinion is that the fluid should be changed (refreshed if your torque converter has no drain) at approximately 50,000 miles and about every 50,000 after that.

There is also a small possibilty, especially since re-booting your car seems to fix it, that there is something amiss with the electronics (transmission control module just to throw a term out there). Have you ever spilled fluid in the area of the shifter?

I'm not one of the experts, but be patient and you'll read a few more answers to your question.

Good Luck!

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There is also a small possibilty, especially since re-booting your car seems to fix it, that there is something amiss with the electronics (transmission control module just to throw a term out there). Have you ever spilled fluid in the area of the shifter?
Hi, Suzanne, I welcome you as well. Do come to the 210 party: W210 E-Class - Benzworld.org - Mercedes Benz Discussion Forum

Please also take a minute to click the User CP link and complete your BW profile re: vehicle and location as that is often useful information.

It is also possible that you have the adapter leak, which has dropped your fluid level (or forced fluid up to the TCM). These are discussed in the stickies MM referenced. Easy fixes, but expensive if the TCM has shorted out. Usually that won't correct itself by a restart, so I'm thinking it's just fluid or the adapter leak. There is also a board inside the transmission that can short out, again that one seems not to be reset by a simple stop and start.

Take it to a good indie or a dealer you trust, have the transmission serviced and the adapter replaced, should be $275-$400 for all (depending on where you are and where you take it) and have them check for and clear any stored transmission codes as well.

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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Just in case it's not obvious, gregs210 is one of the experts here.

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