2011 Mercedes Sprinter Van Loss of Drive
First job of the week was a 2011 Mercedes Sprinter van which required a complete transmission overhaul from the automatic transmission experts at Stephens Engineering. The Mercedes Sprinter van has a loss of drive after five miles. No fault codes were stores, so the Sprinter van was brought into the Stephens Engineering workshop and the automatic transmission was removed and stripped. We carried out a glycol test to check whether there had been a leak from the radiator into the transmission unit. The glycol test confirmed that there had been a cooling water leak from the radiator into the automatic gearbox.When water contaminates an automatic transmission, it attacks the friction plates and the solenoids. The water contamination and damage to the automatic gearbox required a complete overhaul of the transmission unit. During the overhaul of the transmission, also completed an overhaul of all the friction plates, the converter lock-up assembly and checked the other engine components which had been affected by the ingress of water from the radiator. The cooler lines were flushed prior to the gearbox being refitted to ensure the cooler lines were free from contamination. We then carried out the gearbox adaptions and the Mercedes Sprinter van was taken on a ten mile test drive and then checked for leaks. After the inspection, the Mercedes’ was signed off and is running well.
Mercedes Sprinter van loss of drive resolved by the experts at Stephens Engineering.
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Automatic Transmission Repairs – A Week in the Workshop
Another busy week in the Stephens Engineering workshop in Ware, carrying out automatic transmission repairs to a number of vehicles. With our knowledge and expertise carrying out automatic transmission repairs, we’re highlighting just a few of the vehicles we’ve repaired in our workshop this week:
2001 Ford Galaxy, this vehicle has lost all drive and had the restricted performance fault code. After dismantling the gearbox, all the components were given a thorough inspection and clean, filters were changed and the automatic transmission was refitted with a new dual clutch assembly and after a rigorous road test, the vehicle was running well.
2008 Volkswagen Passat with a DSG (direct sequential gearbox) with a complaint of a whine and intermittent loss of top and reverse gears. On dismantling the gearbox, the dual clutch was discovered to be badly worn, as were the main bearings. After fitting a new clutch, bearing and a thorough clean of the transmission, the Passat was running well.
2005 Lexus G S 300 with a judder on gear change when the engine was hot. The automatic transmission was removed, dismantled and pressure washed. All the clutches were replaced with seals and gasket and the solenoids were tested and changed. All the drums were pressure tested and bushes renewed. The Lexus automatic gearbox was refitted, together with a rebuilt torque converter. Our road test confirmed that all was back to normal.
Is your vehicle not running as it should, why not let the Stephens Engineering automatic transmission repair experts give your vehicle some motoring TLC. Contact us today to book your vehicle into the workshop.
Mercedes “C” Class Automatic Transmission Fault Finding at Stephens Engineering
Another vehicle which required the specialist attention of the Stephens Engineering experts was a 2007 Mercedes “C” class. When this Mercedes vehicle was brought into our workshop, it it had a fault with it’s automatic transmission and was locked in second gear. A thorough diagnostic scan to the Mercedes automatic transmission unit was carried out by our highly skilled and professional team and the diagnostic scan to the Mercedes confirmed that the transmission control unit on the vehicle was faulty. On the 2007 Mercedes “C” Class, when the gearbox sump and filter are removed, the gearbox’s valve body which can be removed. The gearbox sump and filter were removed so that a Mercedes replacement part could be fitted to the vehicle’s automatic gearbox. Once the new part had been fitted to the automatic transmission, it was programmed. We then checked the transmission fill times for the Mercedes “C” Class and a final road test confirmed all was now well with the vehicle’s automatic transmission.
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