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Date registered: Sep 2014
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Transmission problems need help asap
Long time reader here and on MBworld and posted a few times before about potentially buying a Benz and wanted advice. I posted this question on MBworld as well so sorry if some people frequent both forums and find this annoying but I genuinely need some help or advice
Anyways I ended up buying a 2007 CLS 63 AMG with 85k km on it last month and was happier than ever with the car. The power is corrupting and every aspect of the car is a dream.
I have run into a bit of a problem recently however. I have put probably 2k km on the car so far and a couple of days ago I was driving it and then the car got stuck in second gear, then revved like it was in neutral through 3rd, 4th ,and 5th gear until it settled on the 6th gear and it stayed there. It would shift to 7th gear once I get up to speed but it would stay on 6th gear and then CEL came on. I took it to the dealer immediately yesterday and did some research while it was there. Some people said they were experiencing a similar problem and that it is the valve body in the transmission that needed replacing and to check the trans pan to see if there is any metal pieces in it, they said if there is then you need a new trany. I advised the dealer that the valve body might be the issue and they said they need to do a diagnostic. They did that and said that the codes pointed to the trany and that if I want them to proceed to try and solve the issue I must shell out $500 to do a transmission service/ checkup. I said ok and they did that. Called me back and said they did the service/ checkup but the problem is still there and I need a new trany. I told them that's crazy why don't we replace the valve body since that's what everyone with similar symptoms did and the problems went away and they said that no the mechanic checked but there was no code for valve body therefore the whole trany needs to be replaced since the gears are slipping. Also they said the mechanic didn't find any metal pieces in the pan. I don't know if they are tryna rip me off with $10k worth of repairs or what. I am picking up the car tomorrow and taking it to a local shop that deals with MB vehicles to get a second opinion but other than that I am lost. I will get the papers tomorrow too to see what codes they got and will post them here too.
Sorry for the long post but I am super frustrated I barley drove the car and this happened. I guess my question is really general, if anyone has gone through a similar experience and what ended up happening. Any advice would help really.
P.S. I called the used dealer I bought the car from and he said to send him the MB dealer quote and such papers and he will see what he can do. BTW, I did an inspection on it before purchasing at MB and everything was fine and the dealer also provided an independent inspection that showed everything in perfect condition.
Thank you to everyone in advance, I truly value each and everyone's opinion