Re: '97 E320 transmission failure
Sorry for the delayed response on my part...
After my wife's confidence/comfort level with the car dropped to a very low level (it was her daily driver), we decided to trade-in the car that week (in its current state) on an '02 C-class.
I still intend to follow-up with the folks at the dealership for my own peace of mind. I do appreciate everyone's responses - too bad none of you work at my local dealership! ;-}