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Old 05-01-2011, 06:32 PM
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97 E300d , 230K tranny seems to slip at times. What would you do?

My 97 E300D with 230K on it seems to have the tranny slipping a bit. I have owned in for 50K and Im pretty sure the transmission has never been serviced. What would the members of this site recommend I do to keep this transmission going? I dont have the cash to invest in a new transmission. Would changing the (LIFETIME) fluid help or maybe one of the more expensive liquid tranny fixes that are sold? Would having the transmission computer flashed do anything? Its definitely not bad right now and maybe Im imagining it slipping but I want to do something to keep this baby running. Thanks

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Old 05-02-2011, 09:45 AM
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My 97 E300D with 230K on it seems to have the tranny slipping a bit. I have owned in for 50K and Im pretty sure the transmission has never been serviced. What would the members of this site recommend I do to keep this transmission going? I dont have the cash to invest in a new transmission. Would changing the (LIFETIME) fluid help or maybe one of the more expensive liquid tranny fixes that are sold? Would having the transmission computer flashed do anything? Its definitely not bad right now and maybe Im imagining it slipping but I want to do something to keep this baby running. Thanks
The "Lifetime" fluid needs to be changed along with the filter. I would also suggest not using any of the "expensive" tranny fixes until you can evaluate the trannys performance after the change of fluid and filter, and even then, I would be cautious regarding those miracle cures. Good luck
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:27 AM
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Change the fluid/filter, drive the car a few hundred miles, then change fluid/filter again. The "lifetime" of transmission fluid is about 30,000 miles.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:14 PM
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The most current change interval recomendation I've seen for the trans fluid/filter is 60k km or 37,250mi. "Lifetime fill" disappeared many years ago and continues to evolve.

There are now options for the fluild (Febi, Fuchs Shell, etc.) other than the dealer but it must meet spec.

Change it on schedule (inluding torque converter) and drive it until it throws a code. Then deal with the code.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:20 PM
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I forgot I listed this question months ago.

Ive driven about 1000 miles and my transmission is still slipping after changing the fluid and filter. The fluid looked pretty clean when I emptied it. At times especially wen cold the tranny will lunge dramatically with all occupants in the car flying towards the windshield. When it warms up it wont be this drastic. Anything I can do to keep this baby going??
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:35 PM
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You may have a broken control valve spring?

Or it could be toast?
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:38 AM
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Thank you EDBSO I will check this out in the coming week.

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