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Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing various model vehicles with some certifications and training.
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Have a 2000 Mercedes A190. Fault Code 1886 has been

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Hi Pearl,
JA: What is the model/year of your transmissions?
Customer: Have a 2000 Mercedes A190. Fault Code 1886 has been identified by an ECU Test. Apparently could be a couple of things...Downshift PWF Valve Pressure TOO LOW, 2-5-R Pressure too high or Faulty Shift Timing Solenoid. I'm wanting to get an idea of the cost of repairs
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: The Car overall is in great engine or transmission leaks
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just had the ECU sent away for testing. I wouldn't be doing the work myself.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It's my Daughter's car so just wanting some idea of the cost involved in removing the transmission and rectifying the problem
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Not sure if my email address went through to you
Expert:  Pete replied 10 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

If the ecu comes back to be o.k. this may be the valve body in the transmission itself at fault as I have seen before.The valve body with its electronics may need replaced as an assembly and this can run around $1500 to $1700 in some cases to have repaired.You would want to have this tested further properly to be sure.

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Thanks Pete