View Full Version : trans slipping?

02-23-2013, 02:16 PM
I have a 2006 Sprinter and lately it has been slipping when it first starts. I will start it up and drive 1/4 mile to the first street light where I have to stop. Up to this point it is fine. Then when I take off from the light it acts like it is in 2 or 3 gear and revs quite high to barely move. It will then get in the right gear and run fine. After this initial malfunction it is fine and runs great. This has been going on for couple of months. Need to take it to the shop but didn't know if anyone else had this problem ever. I am not handy at all and would like to have some info when I get to the shop.

02-23-2013, 03:39 PM
How many miles on the transmission? Has the fluid ever been changed? Have you checked the fluid level?

Checking the fluid level is the first thing to do if it slips. If you don't have or know how to use the dipstick, which isn't included and must be purchased, take it to a dealer for diagnosis.

02-23-2013, 03:55 PM
Transmission fluid was changed 15k miles ago. I will get it checked for level.

02-23-2013, 04:35 PM
Do you have the invoice for the fluid that they refilled it with?
Does the fluid they used meets MB BEVO 236.14?
It's very short list of approved transmission fluids.
Did they also drain the torque convertor?
I hope you did not have the transmission/torque convertor "flushed"!
Flushing is the best way to ensure that the particulate junk and non-std/off brand
fluid from someone else's transmission ends up in your transmission!