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Got stuck going to Oberon on the hill climb out of Abercrombie Gorge

21'6" 2.4 ton full caravan on the back, but have pulled that up there before without a problem

3.0 Motori diesel 5 speed auto

Selected 2nd gear at the bottom and just after the first hairpin the diesel lost power and we were losing speed, tried to knock it back to first, didn't go the first time but did the second time although we had lost more speed by then. Made no difference still wouldn't pull, came to a stop half way up only 50 mtrs from the hairpin, no engine malfunction or any warning lights came, gearbox temp 78 deg. Ok what to do, stuck on this steep hill wasn't fun, thought about low range but wasn't keen, motor didn't stall and was idling fine and as it was locked in 1st gear I thought the torque converter might let it rev up and we might make off the steep bit to the next wider hairpin. Gave it some throttle and away we went like nothing was wrong although I kept it in first and second gear and above 3,000 revs the rest of the way up

The car did feel like it had lack of power on hills the rest of the way to Oberon

Dropped of the caravan and went to the dealer in Bathurst and of course no fault codes and the vehicle behaved perfectly

On the way home we did experience some loss of power a couple of times when climbing but nothing like the first episode

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Any chance of bad fuel ?
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I wouldn't have thought so as we had traveled 200 k's since filling up at a reputable servo

When I come to think about it the car has often had reduced power 10 min or so from starting out towing and I put it down to the dpf burning off

I did have the fuel filters changed at 40,000 which was not that long ago, they were genuine mopar parts I bought from moparamerica

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Sounds like the beginnings of tranny failure. You'll probably find it happens in first - second when tranny is cold on a cold morning as well (if you get those up there).
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I wouldn't have thought so as we had traveled 200 k's since filling up at a reputable servo

When I come to think about it the car has often had reduced power 10 min or so from starting out towing and I put it down to the dpf burning off

I did have the fuel filters changed at 40,000 which was not that long ago, they were genuine mopar parts I bought from moparamerica

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Sounds like the beginnings of tranny failure. You'll probably find it happens in first - second when tranny is cold on a cold morning as well (if you get those up there).
That's something I thought as well'because when we started to slow down it felt like the tranny was locked up just like a manual gearbox and we were in to high a gear, but the car has pulled that van up there before in second

There is only 6 days left on my warranty

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Long as the dealer noted your complaint in Bathurst there shouldn't be a problem ,now or in the future if it is the auto trans. Plus you have Australian Consumer protection as well. Maybe a problem regarding turbo boost. How many klms has the vehicle done. How old is the auto trans fluid, when towing the fluid should be changed around every 30000klms.Yours has the Mercedes 5 speed auto trans which is a pretty tough unit.
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Long as the dealer noted your complaint in Bathurst there shouldn't be a problem ,now or in the future if it is the auto trans. Plus you have Australian Consumer protection as well. Maybe a problem regarding turbo boost. How many klms has the vehicle done. How old is the auto trans fluid, when towing the fluid should be changed around every 30000klms.Yours has the Mercedes 5 speed auto trans which is a pretty tough unit.
46,000 k's

There has been a few failures of the 5 speed with people towing 3 tonne vans around oz at the 60 - 70,000 k mark, jeep56 for one

Fluid was not changed at 40,000 as jeep has changed that to 80,000, it is being changed this Friday. the fluid would be 3 years old

I would have only towed about 6,000 k's all up

Interestingly the service man said he had seen problems with the fuel relay (which is also due to be done Friday) that had caused similar issues on the diesel

I also wondered about turbo boost as when coming up Cambewarra mountain on the way home 30-35 kph, flicked it into second put the pedal down and very little power again, 3 or 4 seconds passed and then the vehicle jumped back into life and pulled away as normal, I had not changed the position of the throttle at all over that time, same as coming out of Black Springs 60 zone into the 100 zone where I accelerated and the car was pulling normally up a slight incline then without me changing the throttle position it just stopped accelerating and started to slow up, again I think it was in 2nd or 3rd gear, we went over the top of the hill and all resumed back to normal and I had no problems coming up the Goulburn side of Abercrombie Gorge

We will see what Friday brings

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