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Old 06-27-2007, 10:28 PM
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How long can I expect the auto? trans to go on my 1996 E300D

I have 114k miles. What am I to expect for the life? What will it cost me to overhaul? Can your regular auto trans shop be trusted to do these tras overhauls?

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Old 06-28-2007, 06:08 AM
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I have 114k miles. What am I to expect for the life?
It's impossible to answer this. It depends...depends on how the transmission's been maintained (regular fluid/filter changes) and how it's been driven (more highway than city). My guess would be that if properly maintained and driven with a normal mix you'd easily see 200K miles out of it, and probably closer to 300.

A rebuilt unit costs a couple thousand bucks. I would not have a shop rebuld it, I'd just have it replaced with a rebuilt one from a reputable source that came with a good warranty.

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