'97 C230 - Transmission Renewal
'97 C230, 150K miles. Owner never changed transmission fluid... said salesman told her it was lifetime fluid.... and now tranny only works in second gear and reverse. Dealer checked fault codes, said the tranny was "bad" and quoted $4500+ for rebuilding it. A fluid and filter change only resulted in a temporary improvement... fluid drained was black but free of particulates.
Wouldn't a M-B factory rebuild be cheaper? How many hours are required for installing a factory rebuilt transmission? Will a M-B HHT be required for version coding or resetting the adaptation?