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Date registered: Feb 2012
Vehicle: 1982 380 SL (SOLD) 1988 300SE DAILY DRIVER 1997 E420 (NEW PROJECT)
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97 E420 Whining transmission and limp mode
HEre we be again. So I got a few thousand miles on this car since my last issue. Not enough....
So Im driving around and all is well. Then I had a guy pull up next to me and we pushed it a pinch hard to the next light. Directly afterward, we were sitting and taking some pictures..... I hear a whining noise starting. When we went to pull out of the area, the whining got worse and then the car started shifting erratically. Then it went to limp mode. I was able to driver it home as we were not far. However the transmission, after it got going a mile or so, began to slip. Then it would slip to the point of not pushing us at all. We stopped and let it cool down and it would go again for a few miles. Luckily we were not far from home. This morning I got in it and it started whining immediately, then i drove it. Its in limp mode and wont come out of first.... or is it just unable to shift? Whiniung gets louder as I drive. Parked it til i get some insight and time to mess with it.
1982 380SL *SOLD*
1988 300SE DAILY DRIVER
1997 E420 LATEST PROJECT
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