1997 S320 SWB with P0715 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Member
sfalkenberg's Avatar
Date registered: Apr 2011
Vehicle: 1997 S320 LWB & 1996 S500. Sold 1996 S320 SWB
Location: Calgary, AB & Seattle, WA
Posts: 227
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
1997 S320 SWB with P0715

Thank you for having such an informative site. I have gained much knowledge already.

The transmission on my car, currently at 297,695 kms, is locked into 2nd gear and is displaying a trouble code for input speed sensor and output speed sensor.

Worst part is that it ocurred out in the mountains outside of cellular range - I had to drive it (at a low speed) until I was within cellular connectivity. My mech has advised that the fluid is burnt and the transmission is likely burnt and done. I do have a spare transmission, with only 79,891 kms on it.

Today, I had the transmission replaced as the stock one did have filings and fibres in the filter. The code for the input speed sensor returned and the transmission is only operating in 2nd gear. While the possibility of obtaining a used part that has the similar issue is plausible - I am hoping that there may be another cause.

Is it worthwhile to replace the conductor plate as a first measure? They are a low cost replacement when compared to other options.

All advisements are welcome and appreciated.
sfalkenberg is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 08:17 PM
BenzWorld Elite
1984babybenz's Avatar
Date registered: Nov 2009
Vehicle: 1984 190D 2.2
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 2,458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to Benzworld!

Try asking in your cars specific forum. You will recieve answers faster there.
W140 S-Class - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum

1979 Pontiac Firebird 5.7- 86,142 miles
1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7
1984 Mercedes 190D 2.2 Auto - 140,628 miles
1987 Chevrolet Sprint 1.0 - 139,000 miles
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais S - 123,000 miles
1989 Chrysler New Yorker - 95,000 miles
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T - 101,000 miles
1999 Dodge Durango - 178,000 miles
2003 Dodge Dakota - 203,000 miles
1984babybenz is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 08:52 PM
Outstanding Contributor
eric242340's Avatar
Date registered: May 2007
Vehicle: Zotye Auto 1.5T T600 2016
Location: The wild west of the Far East
Posts: 52,076
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 283 Post(s)
Welcome to Benzworld


"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one."
- George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one."
- Winston Churchill, in response.
eric242340 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    1997 e420 problems Now the Transmission went bad (P0715,P1519) haxor209 W210 E-Class 4 04-30-2011 07:39 PM
    1997 E320 p0715 clearing 455bigbird W210 E-Class 3 01-06-2011 04:45 AM
    Just Got 1999 S320 (SWB) Tom Williams General Mercedes-Benz 2 09-04-2009 11:33 AM
    1996 S320 SWB gearbox. kp60382 General Mercedes-Benz 2 03-06-2009 05:41 PM
    1997 S320 SWB Power Seat Fuse #20 defcon99 W140 S-Class 13 11-26-2008 07:48 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome