Kickdown hits limiter or something? [Fixed]
I have a 1997 model SLK200 (no kompressor).
The car drive very well, and I love to drive it.
Believe it (or not) there is only one problem that I am concerned about.
If I use the throttle carefully I can get the Engine to go to 6500 before the transmission changes in all gears.
If I push the accelerator to the floor, and force the the transmission to kick back the 3rd gear then the engine will not go past 5000 revs (it feels like it has hit a limiter, surges up then fades back down) and never changes up. If I lift my foot off the accelerator a bit then the engine once again will accelerate up to 6500 again.
Even if I use the transmission in semi-manual mode, that is, place the gear in 3 and accelerate with the throttle flat to the floor then the engine will not go above 5000 revs, if I "finesse" the throttle a bit then all of a sudden it will go all the way to 6500 revs.
Does anyone have any ideas.
Last edited by whiteside; 03-05-2010 at 03:53 PM.