|08-20-2008, 07:41 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jul 2003
Vehicle: 01 SLK 320 MT6
Location: Lake In The Hills,IL
I suggest not checking - but replacing the 10 year old oil in transmission. Drive it for a couple days, replace again. Depending how clear it is - may be drive it for another week and replace again.
|08-25-2008, 03:52 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 1999 SLK 230
Location: Atlanta, GA
hard shift when cold
my 99 SLK 230 will hard shift out of low gear only when cold.I usually let it fast idle until it automatically goes to slow idle(30 seconds?)...the trans really likes another 30 seconds of warm up after that...then it smooth shifts with no problem...I don't mind the wasted one minute as I'm rarely in that big of a hurry...
recently did the total AT fluid change out(TC,too) at 50k miles and the AT is shifting fine...it still likes a little warm up,though...
|08-25-2008, 11:37 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Date registered: Jun 2007
Our '98 (built in '97) also has just over 42K and we had the "lifetime" automatic tranny fluid serviced for the first time earlier this year. Before that shifting wasn't really hard, but it wasn't really smooth either. Now it's like silk by comparison.
|08-26-2008, 07:06 AM||#10 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Mar 2008
Talked to mb dealer service person and stated that this is normal for this transmission. This is normal for this auto shift transmission and it would need warm up time, not only for transmission but the engine too, and this is a built in design element.
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