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How to tackle transmission oil change on '97 Mercedes E200

we have a Merc E200 avantgarde auto and believe it to be low on transmission oil (there's no dip-stick!) can you advise how we go about changing the transmission oil or where we have download an image of the gearbox. thanks

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  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    dear Jackabea, we've managed the oil change now as I found some instructions on the internet but it seems that a dip stick for the transmission was not fitted as standard! hawever we're still left with the problem that the car doesn't want to change out of first(reverse and park are ok). any ideas? cheers!

  • Ian Jones May 11, 2010

    there has to be a dipstick itis red andmust follow the instuctios in the manual



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Hello, Check the kickdown switch that is located on the floor below accelerator pedal. Pull the carpet back under the pedal and you will see a black switch with a 2 pin connector. Disconnect the switch and see if this helps. If it does help, your kickdown switch is stuck in the down position and needs replacement. This will cause it not to shift until you are at a high RPM.
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