Bad bad bad problem today... - Mercedes-Benz Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-16-2007, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2007
Vehicle: 2000 CL 500
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Bad bad bad problem today...

BAD problem today.

C32 would not shift into gear. I pressed on the gas...and the engine just revved. "Check engine" LED is lit.

I'm thinking transmission.

I had it towed to a local service shop. I did buy the extended warranty...so I'm crossing my fingers that the problem will be covered.
quaznizi4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-17-2007, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2007
Vehicle: 2000 CL 500
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
update

Definately transmission. Needs to be replaced. $4500 atleast.

Now...onto the debate with the extended warranty company .... will update you folks tommorrow.
quaznizi4 is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-17-2007, 09:01 PM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
hofkamp83's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2007
Vehicle: 2002 C32 AMG
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That sucks man hope everything goes well for you and the warranty will cover it.
hofkamp83 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-18-2007, 01:44 PM
BenzWorld Senior Member
 
SaMaS's Avatar
 
Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: TT
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 500
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to SaMaS
did extened warrantie covered it ?
SaMaS is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-22-2007, 09:43 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Date registered: Aug 2005
Vehicle: 02 C32, 08 C350, 00 CLK320 (sis'), 01 ML430 (gone)
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to FrankW Send a message via MSN to FrankW
just a guess, but maybe it's just the transmission control unit.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2002 M112K with lots of mods
2008 M272 with some mods



For Sale:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
$100
FrankW is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2007
Vehicle: 2000 CL 500
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
So far..

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankW
just a guess, but maybe it's just the transmission control unit.
Well...the saga continues. The company that supplies the extended warranty wants the car taken to a shop that specializes in transmissions. My preferred shop... Lee's Foreign in Chicago ... is a full service shop. And I'm CERTAINLY not taking my Mercedes to an AAMCO.

I got a recommendation from a friend who is a mechanic .... and this shop towed the vehicle for free to their location. They will be pulling the codes and I will have a final word in the morning.

Thanks for the well wishes...I will let you folks know what happens. I HATE being in limbo on this thing....but I'd hate being out $5,000 even more.


Quaz
quaznizi4 is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 10:59 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 2003 C32
Location: Seattle
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
this just happened to me @ 52k miles, 2003 C32 with starmark.

covered under warranty - cause? throttle actuator - replaced. not a cheap part, extensive labor.
flush is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2007
Vehicle: 2000 CL 500
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Transmission...

Clear signs of water getting inside .... corrosion, significant damage.

As I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I sent a mechanic friend to confirm what I was told via phone....and he did. I have also heard that there have been problems with coolant getting into the transmission from a faulty radiator on C class mercedes'.

Be that as it may .... $5,700 for the transmission and new radiator. Geez.

Warranty company denied the claim saying that I must have done something to " get water into the trans " ( ie I must have driven the vehicle through 5 feet of water or travelled back in time and drove it through hurricane Katrina ) . Bear in mind that I purchased the car ( a 2003 ) in December. And no, I don't live in Louisiana.

I may have to pursue legal action.

WARN EVERYONE YOU CAN NOT TO USE GREAT LAKES WARRANTY Corp. I have been doing some investigation, and other people have had problems with them as well.
quaznizi4 is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-05-2007, 08:15 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
...

Quote:
Originally Posted by quaznizi4
Clear signs of water getting inside .... corrosion, significant damage.

As I couldn't believe what I was hearing, I sent a mechanic friend to confirm what I was told via phone....and he did. I have also heard that there have been problems with coolant getting into the transmission from a faulty radiator on C class mercedes'.

Be that as it may .... $5,700 for the transmission and new radiator. Geez.

Warranty company denied the claim saying that I must have done something to " get water into the trans " ( ie I must have driven the vehicle through 5 feet of water or travelled back in time and drove it through hurricane Katrina ) . Bear in mind that I purchased the car ( a 2003 ) in December. And no, I don't live in Louisiana.

I may have to pursue legal action.

WARN EVERYONE YOU CAN NOT TO USE GREAT LAKES WARRANTY Corp. I have been doing some investigation, and other people have had problems with them as well.
....similar thing happened to me but with different symptoms. Apparently, the Radiator was leaking antifreeze into the gearbox. This knackered the gearbox and torque converter.

Obviously, the gearbox and torque convertoe had to be replaced along with a new radiator.

My third party Warranty covered this.

I have got rid of the C32 now as it was by far the most unreliable car I have ever owned.

You might want to think about that.
tomekay is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-08-2007, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Apr 2007
Vehicle: 2000 CL 500
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Latest chapter in the story...

Received a call from the mechanic saying that " the warranty company called and are now saying that they will cover the charges " .

I'm still holding my finger on the legal trigger to make sure that they follow through...but this is a significant breakthrough.

We'll see what happens...
quaznizi4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz AMG Forums > W203 C32 AMG, C55 AMG

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
bad emissions + rough idle @ 750 = no suck or bad engine? veryslowbenz W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 30 09-15-2007 04:05 AM
Today was a BAD day juntao C208/A208 CLK-Class 6 09-06-2006 02:13 PM
I DID A BAD, BAD THING TONIGHT.... AMG NUZI W163 M-Class 47 11-21-2005 03:31 PM
Bad climate control switch or bad vacuum switchover valve jwht W201 190-Class 0 10-13-2004 09:21 PM
Bad day today JJ R170 SLK-Class 10 07-25-2002 02:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome