W202 1997 transmission in limp mode

1993-Present: C200 CDI, C220 CDI, C270 CDI, C180, C200 Kompressor, C230 Kompressor, C220, C230, C280, C300 C350, CGI & CDI BlueEfficiency variants
Post Reply
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed 08 Nov, 2017 7:52 pm
Model you own: w202

W202 1997 transmission in limp mode

Post by johnkearney » Wed 08 Nov, 2017 8:30 pm

Was getting the odd rough gear change on car with 250000 klms put in a new conductor plate , connector and sonnax valves (with the rubber washers) into valve body (they were quite a tight fit) now its stuck in limp (think 2nd gear), there is no check engine showing .have an obd11 and round plug connector but cant communicate with car. Does the dissconnect/removal mean that there will be codes that need to be cleared also there was one (1) metal flake in the pan (figured that was nothing much in the scheme of things)
Would appreciate any tips on where to start
(Wonder if local racq breakdown man/woman can read and clear the tranny codes on this vehicle)
Regards John

User avatar
Mercedes Demigod
Posts: 5888
Joined: Sat 12 May, 2007 2:21 pm
Model you own: w204
Location: Melbourne

Re: W202 1997 transmission in limp mode

Post by Ivanerrol » Thu 09 Nov, 2017 2:35 pm

Requires codes to be cleared to get out of limp home.
The code reader for these old cars is pretty specific. Highly doubtful wether your
Local mechanic or generic racq guy would have the right scanner/ reset
Bet to go to an independent Benz specialist or at least a euro specialist.

The tool to scan and reset older Benz’s was over $600.00 - I didn’t bother buying one. Mine is specific for OBD2 - 2001 onwards for Aussie models
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240, E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

Post Reply

Return to “W202-w205 C-Class Sedan, Estate & Coupe”