Transmission: Slip / Slow Acceleration
2008 300C - Canada. Up North Eh.
(110,000km) .. yeah yeah.. I know. It's all highway!
Last week I was driving around for about 10 mins (30 Celcius, Dry Day). I turned right, then all of a sudden, felt like no power. (there was no wheel spin. It was dry and I drive like grampa now). I gave it more gas and the engine would rev to 3K (half throttle) but the car was hardly gaining speed. This lasted through one more light till I could pull over. I pulled over. [P]. Shut off the car. Start It up. [D]. Then drove off no problem.
This week after having driven for about an hour (28 Celcius, Raining), I stopped at a light to turn left (previous turn was a right). It turned left turn green. I look behind me and truck is bearing down on me expecting me to move. I gently push on the gas pedal, no acceleration (no wheel spin). I mashed the gas, rpms jumped to 3 or 4K but acceleration was nearly nill and I was almost rear ended.
I tried slap stick left,right.. no upshifting (or down). Made the corner flooring it
(and I almost didn't make it through on the light cycle!)
I pulled over. [P]. Shut off the car. Start It up. [D]. Then drove off.
It feels like the Traction Control is kicking in (but with no indication that it is).
** No the wheels are not slipping **
(but even then, with wheel spin it usually cuts the engine.. not limit the RPM)
Symptoms that show up:
Gentle Gas Pedal. Little to no Acceleration
Floored Gas Pedal (RPM's stick to 3K or 4K). Very Little Acceleration.
Slap Stick will not shift down or up.
Traction Control Light is not flashing. (and the wheels are not spinning).
** speculating (it happens after right hand turns). This could be coincidence
That last event scared the lights out of me. It's going to Chrysler this week.
I expect to hear the standard "We can't replicate the problem and give us 100$ for checking it out".
Of course you can't replicate it. It's RANDOM! It took me a week of driving it to replicate it!!!
I'll keep everyone posted on this.