98 E240 tranny leak and hard shifting
I assume the transmission is the same as the E320 and it has 50,000 kilometers so I guess you could double that for Japan.
At 40,000km the fluid was replaced and the computer checked. The sensor gasket was leaking and it was replaced.
1) The car has always shifted a little hard sometimes but now shifts hard when cold and shifts up and down late.
2)Transmission fluid leak. I think this is minor.
The dealer called and said the front seal needs to be replaced and would be very expensive. I think he was hinting I take it to an indy...
Would a minor leak (seepage) affect shifting?
Should I get it repaired?
Other possible hard shifting causes?
Can a tranny build up too much pressure causing leaks and what would the cause?
I'll be visiting the dealer Sunday for a further update.