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Old 06-07-2012, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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97 c280 in limp/home mode help

whats up MB ppl im new here....and i am having this issue where the car starts up fine but the ets light is on and when i put it in gear it seems to slam in to 1st gear and reverse....ill try to drive it but it wont shift out of 1st....but if i put the can in d-2 it will shift from 1st to 2nd with no problems shifts smooth....NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS ON....no lights on at all on the cluster except the ETS light....i got the car not running....so i did a lil bit of work and got it running and here are some of the things i have done i did a drain and fill on the trans what came out i put the same amount back it.. ive cleaned the mass are flow... new plugs... new motor oil...replaced one coil...CAN SOMEONE HELP ME PLZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I know you said there is no check engine light but I'd still get it scanned for OBDII codes.

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Old 06-08-2012, 06:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have an obd2 scanner alreddy
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There's some sensors that will trigger that light. Speed sensor and stop light sensor come to mind. The speed sensor will probably cause erratic shifting or trigger limp mode. Try and disconnect the battery and see if the sensor resets itself (if thats the problem).
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I tried disconnecting the battery for 3 days light still comes on right after i start the car I don't even get the chance to put it in gear before the light comes on
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Because there's no CEL, I'd bet on a transmission sensor /speed sensor related problem. You won't be able to diagnose those with an OBD2 scanner.

If you've checked the transmission fluid level, have a happy CEL free engine, the next thing to check would be the transmission conductor plate and the speed sensor at the rear differential.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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where is the conductor plate located
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Here's a link to the 210 board detailing how to replace the conductor plate. It's for the 5G-TRONIC transmission (which you should have with a 1997)

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...ml#post3538903

There's a PDF to download that has a step by step DIY (including symptoms leading up to replacement).
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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that's for a 99 E 320 i have a 97 c280 or are the trans the same
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Here's a link to the 210 board detailing how to replace the conductor plate. It's for the 5G-TRONIC transmission (which you should have with a 1997)

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w210...ml#post3538903

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that's for a 99 E 320 i have a 97 c280 or are the trans the same
They are.
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