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MY CAR ONLY MOVES IN REVERSE.. WHAT TYPE OF TRANS FLUID DOES THIS CAR USE.. I HAVE NO MANUAL..

1995 Mercedes Benz 220cdi • 102,000 miles

I checked the transmission and it is real low on fluid @ around 80 degrees. I don't see any fluild on the Trans dip stick. It does have markings by temp.
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Kdzee
October 7, 2012.




The recommended fluid is Dexron-IIE and is checked with engine idling.

If topping up the fluid does not help, you most probably needs a rebuild or replacement.

KHLow2008
Oct 7, 2012.
Thanks for the advice, and the recommended type fluid. I had bought some trans fluid last night, and by reading all the labels, Mercedes was not included.

Tiny
Kdzee
Oct 7, 2012.
The recommended grade or equivalent is good enough. For pre y2k models, transmission fluids were mostly not make specific and since then almost all manufacturers have come up with their own blending.
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KHLow2008
Oct 7, 2012.
I warmed up the car, then added the transmisson fluld and it still only drives in only reverse. Now I know why the floor shifter was disassembled. I replaced it, to give it the test.

Tiny
Kdzee
Oct 7, 2012.
Did you try all forward gears?

KHLow2008
Oct 7, 2012.
Yes, I tried all forward gears. No noise or anything happens at all.

Tiny
Kdzee
Oct 8, 2012.
Guess the tran is shot.

KHLow2008
Oct 8, 2012.
Thanks

Tiny
Kdzee
Oct 8, 2012.
You're welcome and sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

KHLow2008
Oct 8, 2012.

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