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'06 R350 transmission problems
Just an update on my R350 that had the front transmission pump fail.
I had the car fixed. It needed a new torque converter, front pump, and bell housing. I was told MB does not have new torque converts to put onto the car they only sell re-manufactured torque converters.
After about 3 weeks of driving the car after the new front pump, the car got stuck in third gear and would not shift up or down. After restarting the car it returned to shifting correctly. Now 6 weeks from the repair it would not shift from 1st gear. After restarting the car it shifted correctly.
I am returning to the dealer to have them fix the problem. based on other posts it seems the valve body needs to be replaced. I will find out.
History of the car:
12000 miles B1 band replaced for rough shifting.
57000 miles front pump went out on transmission and destroyed the torque converter
59000 miles the car intermittently will not shift from 3rd gear and 1-2.
I am very disappointed with the quality of the R350.