I was hauling my camping trailer up a pretty steep hill today, and was about
to shift down to 3.rd gear (automatic transmission)when all of a sudden it
would not pull anymore. The engine R.P.M's went up, but the speed decreased.
It was almost as the chain had jumped off a bicycle. First I tried to stop
the engine and then start it again, but to no avail. I then let the car and
trailer roll slowly down the hill just to get out of the road.
NOTHING was working.
After a while I tried to give some throttle, and it started to pull at
around 2500 rpm's, and it seemed like it was in 2.nd or 3.rd gear.
I then moved the gear lever thru the entire range from 1.st to park, and
back to Drive, and everything was working again.
I have driven approximately 300 km's since then, and everything seems to be
working all right.
Does anyone know what was happening??? I would really appreciate some input
since it is my first day of the vacation, and If something is about to
happen I really would like to know about it.
I might add that I drive a 1999 E220 CDI Wagon
Thanks in advance