Gearbox maintenance

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Regular Mercedes-Benz gearbox maintenance is essential to prolong the life of your automatic or manual gearbox. This can save you money on gearbox repairs in the long run.

To avoid hefty repair expenses, it’s essential to diagnose potential gearbox problems. Changing gears should always be smooth with the clutch pedal fully depressed. If you notice any warning signs that your gearbox may be failing, it’s essential that you book your car for Mercedes-Benz gearbox maintenance.

 

Common gearbox warning signs include:

• Gearbox noises, like a whirring, grinding, clunking, or buzzing sound

• A burning smell that could be caused by a fluid leak or burning clutch as the result of low fluid levels

• Difficulty or failure to engage a gear or stay in gear

• Leaking transmission fluid – red fluid under the vehicle is an indication of a likely transmission fluid leak

• The clutch pedal engaging very low or very high could indicate a problem with the linkage or hydraulic system that operates the clutch, or a worn clutch disc and pressure plate

Getting to your technician for Mercedes-Benz gearbox maintenance at the first sign of trouble might be an unexpected expense, but the cost will be insignificant compared to the cost of complete gearbox failure that may require a whole new gearbox to be fitted.

Contact Enduro Gearbox Centre for details

Enduro Gearbox Centre is fully equipped, and its technicians have the expertise to execute comprehensive Mercedes-Benz gearbox maintenance. To find out more about our Mercedes-Benz gearbox maintenance services, get in touch with a member of our highly skilled team today.

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Transmission Control Modules

Most modern Mercedes-Benz transmissions are electronically controlled and reliant on computers. The transmission control module is the brain of your automatic transmission as it gathers data from input sensors, as well as various other control modules within your vehicle, which in turn command solenoids to control the hydraulic pressure, in order to accomplish optimum shift quality, transmission performance and fuel economy.

When dealing with transmission shifting problems, it is always advisable to start with diagnostics, in order to determine whether the issue is mechanical or electronic, in order to correctly address your transmission problem.

Signs of a Failing Transmission Control Module

Although Mercedes-Benz components are built to the highest quality, heat fluctuation, voltage overload/underload, water, vibrations and thermal stress can cause your Transmission Control Module to fail.

The most common symptom that you are experiencing Transmission Control Module failure is ‘LIMP MODE’. This is a safety feature specifically designed to detect improper signals that are not within the computer’s programmed specifications, and will disable the transmission’s ability to shift gears and cause it to default to a single usable gear to protect further damage to your transmission.

Some other common signs of a faulty Transmission Control Module include:

  • No upshift or downshift
  • Harsh reverse and drive engagement
  • No kick down
  • Stuck in neutral/park
  • Loss of power while driving
  • Warning lights on dashboard

Transmission Control Module Repairs

Due to the complexity of electronically controlled automatic transmissions, it will take a fair amount of expertise to diagnose the problem, using specialized diagnostic equipment that can read transmission codes.

These codes indicate whether the transmission malfunction has been caused by a mechanical or electronic failure. Invariably if the code displays an electronic failure the problem could lie with faulty electronics such as speed sensors, solenoids and selector sensors or with the internal circuitry of the transmission control module itself.

We are fully equipped and have the expertise to deal with all types of Transmission Control Module repairs and stock a wide variety of reconditioned units ready to be fitted!

All our units carry a one year, unlimited mileage warranty!

Get a Quick Transmission Control Module Repair Quote:

    Enduro Gearbox Centre

    Physical Address
    Unit A2, Fountains Industrial Park,
    22 Dan Jacobs Street, Alrode,
    Alberton, 1451

    Phone
    011 908 1888

    Cell
    084 641 9525

    E-mail
    info@endurogearbox.co.za

    Enduro Gearbox Centre

    Physical Address
    Unit A2, Fountains Industrial Park,
    22 Dan Jacobs Street, Alrode,
    Alberton, 1451

    Phone
    011 908 1888

    Cell
    084 641 9525

    E-mail
    info@endurogearbox.co.za