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Old 10-01-2008, 11:01 PM
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722.6 Trans Slipping Code 147

While driving I did hear and feel what sounded like transmission slipping generally on moderate acceleration from about 30mph. Sounds like a groan and you can feel vibration. Scan later revealed a code 147 which confirms slipping.

OK so I have a slipping trans. Ive done a search and it appears that there are many things wrong with the 1996 version of the 722.6 trans. Some are very simple alike a $3.00 spring etc.

I would like to know what can be corrected with the trans in the car. What should I try before pulling the transmission out of the car for overhaul.

This trans is out of a 1996 SL600 with 46,000 miles. I have also erased the adaptation values recently. Can that be causing it to slip as it re-adapts.

I dont have a thermocouple but the fluid level has been adjusted so that the highest it gets it just to the top of the 80C range when hot and fully warmed up.

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Old 10-02-2008, 08:49 AM
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The groan and vibration could be caused by the torque converter lockup clutch. It seems to happen more when the transmission is cold. The dealer did a software update on my 2000 C280 and it helped quite a bit.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:59 PM
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The groan and vibration could be caused by the torque converter lockup clutch. It seems to happen more when the transmission is cold. The dealer did a software update on my 2000 C280 and it helped quite a bit.
That is why I thought it was a clutch. It sound just like the torque converter clutch in my F150 when it went bad but it occurs when the converter should not be locked up so I believe it is some other clutch. I got my ATSG manual today so I will have a good idea of how this thing works shortly. I can already see they had about 4 valve body changes in 1996 alone. Mine is a late 95 production date so that apeares to be troublesome. So there appear to be issues. My reading through the threads points to a new conductor plate.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:18 PM
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Don't confuse the 722.6 with the Ford transmission (I've had both). The 722.6 converter clutch is programmed to engage in all gears and is also programmed to operate with a measured degree of slip.

Mine would groan at speeds between 30 and 40, especially if I let off the throttle and got back on the throttle.

The 722.6 doesn't have a valve body in the sense that the old M-B transmissions did either. They don't even call it a valve body anymore (and it is a lot less expensive). They call it a valve gear and it is basically a way to port fluid from the solenoid valves to the clutch packs.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:05 PM
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Don't confuse the 722.6 with the Ford transmission (I've had both). The 722.6 converter clutch is programmed to engage in all gears and is also programmed to operate with a measured degree of slip.

Mine would groan at speeds between 30 and 40, especially if I let off the throttle and got back on the throttle.

The 722.6 doesn't have a valve body in the sense that the old M-B transmissions did either. They don't even call it a valve body anymore (and it is a lot less expensive). They call it a valve gear and it is basically a way to port fluid from the solenoid valves to the clutch packs.
A converter clutch wont give you a Code 147 or 51. I need to get some live data out of this thing.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:18 PM
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I believe I have isolated my problem to be caused by the wrong rear axle ratio. See the link below. I'm still not sure why it vibrated under load. But I have the shifting understood. The vibration may be a torque converter

M120 into 560SL (With Pictures!)

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