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Old 12-19-2002, 07:31 AM
jford62 jford62 is offline
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Location: Pensacola, FL
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210 Transmission Failure

I bought my sister's 98 E320 wagon right after the transmission was replaced. The transmission failed after 75,000 miles (90% highway) and the car was about 3 years old. The transmission fluid had been changed at around 60,000 because the fluid was so dark and gunky. Mercedes would not admit a problem, but split the $6800 replacement bill 50/50. She was so disgusted, she wanted to get rid of it. I bought it and now have 92,000 miles on it with no apparent problem with the replacement. I am planning on changing the fluid at 30,000 mile intervals to try to head off any future replacement.
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