Date registered: Jan 2010
Vehicle: Mercedes CLK 230 K
Location: Hemel Hempstead
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Auto Gearbox problem, Not shifting out of 1st gear.
Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone might be familiar with my auto gearbox problem, it started just before xmas when we had a pretty bad snowfall which soon turned to ice, i had to drive home from work and needless to say i was struggling for grip in my CLK230K 1999, i had to switch the traction control on/off to get moving but because of the heavy traffic i never got above 10mph, I had over 4 hours of this but i should point out that i never over revved it, finally i got home, and a few days later took the car out again only to find it will now not shift out of 1st gear, reverse/neutral/park are all fine, and it will pull away whether it is in 1,2,3 or Drive, but it just wont change out of 1st gear, there are no nasty noises from the box either, i have topped the fluid level up, disconnected/reconnected the battery and checked all the fuses (unless there is a hidden fuse box elsewhere that might be worth checking.
Before i condemn the gearbox and start looking for a replacement is there anything else that might have caused this< is it possible that it is in a limp-home mode? and if so can this be reset without diagnostic equipment?
Any help would be much appreciated.