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Mercedes 320ce auto 1993. starting the car from cold specially

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Mercedes 320ce auto 1993.
starting the car from cold specially in the morning it is sticky in the first gear, after a minute the gears are changing normal please can you help.


Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.

if the transmisson is slow to shift when cold then its likely that a shift solenoid is bit sticky

usually a oil change will help with this but if it hasn't then then the next step is to drop the sump off the transmisson and clean out the filters and also consider replacing the 1st gear shift solenoid at this point as its then accessible

I'd suggest getting in ouch with a gearbox specialist to carry out this work as they'll be familar with what solenoid is what and their labour rate will be better than a MB dealership
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Matt

Haw many filters is there, is it better to change filters rather than cleaning?






Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
Hello Numan

the filters are just mesh screens in the bottom of the gearbox so all they require is washing out
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you Matt, I will try all what you said






Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
No problem
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