79 450 SL, 2014 GL63 AMG, 2016 E400 Cabriolet
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I am the original owner of a 98 ML320 with 196,000 well maintained miles. Last night on the way home, as I stopped for a red light, the transmission did some kind of funky downshift - very abrupt. When the light changed, the car wouldn't move (it was in Drive! and I did press the gas pedal!). I placed the transmission in 1st gear on the manual side and it jumped and took off. I drove the rest of the way home using the manual shift. This morning I started the car and shifted it through each gear - the car shifted fine. I then did it a second time and the car didn't shift at all. I place the car in reverse and pressed the gas and got no response initially and then it jumped. I want to keep driving this car, but don't want to replace the transmission. I have searched the forum and will check the battery and 13-pin connector today. Are there any other ideas out there? If it's not something simple, I will probably be looking for a new Mercedes. Thanks.