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Transmission wont shift over 4000 rpm

Hi,

Friend of mine bought 1998 230K slk for himself. Everything worked great but he installed pre-heater for the car and that required removing starter and battery for the installation. After the pre-heater was installed, transmission started to have problems. When accelerating harsly, near rev limit, engine revs about 5000 rpm and it won't shift. Engine wont accelerate anymore and next gear wont shift. It just gets kind a stuck.

When driving with manually selected gears it revs nicely and when you drive normally in the city it shifts every gear perfectly.

I have read the car with star diagnostic and there is no trouble codes and I have reseted the ecu and that didn't help.

Kickdown isn't working at all in the car so I was wondering that could it be that the kickdown switch is stuck?

Any other ideas?

Ps. English isn't my first language so sorry for misspelled words and thanks in advance for your help!
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