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2003 500SL Auto transmission will not change up especially

Customer Question

2003 500SL
Auto transmission will not change up especially on hills.
gear indicator shows "4"
will change if the accelerator pedal is lifted and pressed again,
is this "limp home " mode?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 9 months ago.

Hello, I am Jose Sebastian. Your mechanic automotive expert, It's a pleasure to me to attend your question. Thank you very much for trust in Sorry for any delay.

dear customer, I want to apologize for all the delay I have had, it has been a complicated week. I am available now attentive to your questions and doubts, I am very thankful for your patience to wait.

Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 9 months ago.

Dear customer, this can be considered as limp mode but it is really an internal problem on the gearbox may be that the selenoids are stuck and you must release the accelerator/throttle so the box can activate the appropriate solenoid to make the change this is one of the most common cases, when we have problems and we must perform this process on the pedal to release the change.
But dear customer, please would you tell me what mileage the vehicle has? and when was the last time you changed the oil and oil filter of the gearbox ?
Thanks in advance.

Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 9 months ago.

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