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Old 03-15-2003, 04:31 PM
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Techs: Cat converter, trans, or just carpeting???

I had a wierd, sticky stain appear at 3 places on the trans tunnel carpet on the front passenger side of my 300E. The upholstery shop I went to started cleaning it, but found that it was wicking through from the carpet back and just got larger and stickier the more they cleaned. They removed the panel and found the glue was a sticky mess, and they have to order new German carpet to re-cover the panel. They also said they had never seen this happen on an MB before.

Is it possible the trans or the cat converter are acting up and heating the side of the center tunnel, enough to break down the glue? Where should I begin checking for causes? It doesn't seem too likely that after 15 years the glue spontaneously decided to break down and turn into a liquid!

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