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

1995 Mercedes Benz 220cdi

Tiny

Kdzee

October, 7, 2012 AT 6:40 AM

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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Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 7, 2012 AT 8:06 AM

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.

Tiny

Kdzee

October, 7, 2012 AT 12:54 PM

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

KHLow2008

October, 7, 2012 AT 1:46 PM

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.

Tiny

Kdzee

October, 7, 2012 AT 11:06 PM

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

KHLow2008

October, 7, 2012 AT 11:30 PM

Did you try all forward gears?

Tiny

Kdzee

October, 8, 2012 AT 12:06 AM

Yes, I tried all forward gears. No noise or anything happens at all.

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 8, 2012 AT 1:34 AM

Guess the tran is shot.

Tiny

Kdzee

October, 8, 2012 AT 3:11 AM

Thanks

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 8, 2012 AT 3:20 AM

You're welcome and sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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