Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-31-2008, 08:54 AM
Stoofpilot
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 95
96 SL500 Motor Mounts

When my repair shop was looking for the coolant leak, he said that my left motor mount was broken and I need to replace the right as well as the left. Price was quoted at $140.00 per mount.

Question:
1. Is it common for a motor mount to break
2. If so, should you replace both motor mounts

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-31-2008, 09:33 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 3,726
1. yes, common for an 11 year old motor mount to fail, especially on a heavy V8. 2. Yes, need to replace both sides. $140 is a good price for an installed OEM mount. Make sure that's what you're getting.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-31-2008, 10:14 AM
Stoofpilot
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 95
Thanks, I did tell them to replace both mounts. The price is $140.00 each uninstalled. Looking on the Internet at MB parts dealers it looks like there might be fronts and backs for my 96 SL. One pair lists for about $140.00 each and says front. Another dealer says $98.00 to $109.00 but does not say front or back. They also look totally different. One is a Boge and the other is a Westar at $140.00.

Shop says it will take five hbours of labor.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-31-2008, 10:51 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 3,726
Motor mounts per se there's only two - left and right, and they are the same part on your car. The "rear" is actually the transmission mount. Boge is good, Westar - who knows, sounds like China. 5 hours of labor sounds high.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page