Originally posted by beevly
...It hardly moves at all when the brake is released,
That is what is meant by "creeping." The amount of movement that the car provides on it's own, for lack of a better phrase. The condition you describe is "not creeping."
I agree though that there might be something amiss. My car moves very little with the service brake off and at idle, but moving the car with the throttle is very easy and very smooth. Perhaps it is that I've logged some million kilometers in MBs? Maybe I'm just "adjusted?"
Though, it could be the 722.6 bogging or slipping a bit in first gear. This is not uncommon in 1997 and 1998 models. There is a possible fix with a control pressure spring, and if that doens not do it, a new tranny might be required.