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I bought my first Mercedes a little over a year ago...a used 2004 C240 that now has 40,500 miles. The transmission is now slipping...what should I do? How is a transmission slipping already? I have kept up on all the regularly scheduled maintenance. Is it just me, or is it proposterous that this is happening to a Benz with such low milage?
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Just to make sure, you have checked the fluid level, right? Seems like very low mileage to have a transmission issue.

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Your transmission could be short of fluid or too full of contaminants. The 722.6 transmissions requires a fluid flush at 39,000 miles. So, to start with get to the dealer or inde of your trust, or find the tutorials on how to do the job and start there. If you still have transmission problems yet, it is time for diagnostics and... prayer.

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Check the fluid. If it is low, dirty or old, replace it. If that doesn't correct the issue then stick a for sale sign on the car and sell it. This may be the least of the issues you will have with this car (although it may be one of the most expensive).
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you said you have done all the required maintenece, so what have you done to the tranny???? miles has nothing to do with it, i have seen cars comee into the dealer with 10 miles on it with various issues. shit happens. the 722.6 trans have various issues.
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