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Old 10-24-2005, 11:51 AM
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Smile RE: S420 wont go into reverse...

Thank you very much Doc...if anyone knows where I can get the transmission parts or knows of someone reliable in my area who will do the job without knocking my head off because I'm a "girl", please let me know....

My S420 was also running really hot, like over the 120 mark, the mechanic said it was the AT fan?? (which may need to be replaced) but after he took it off and replaced my filters,(air,transmission) it seemed to start turning...and today it hasent went over 90..(maybe because its cold out today)

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Old 10-24-2005, 01:48 PM
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Tanya - you're supposed to respond to the original thread rather than start a new one - you're doing this like a "girl". Seriously what Doc was saying is that your transmission will need to come out, which is maybe a 7 hour job (R and R), and once you do that it just makes sense to rebuild the whole thing rather than just fix the reverse clutches. Fortunately you have the old four speed transmission which is easier/cheaper to rebuild. You can buy a rebuilt one for about $1200 in a couple of places, but then you've still got the 7 hours to R and R. In any case you're going to need to find a good independent shop that is experienced with MB transmissions.
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:15 AM
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Oh my! 120*C? Did it damage the engine? If not, you are a very lucky lady!
What is the update on the tranny? Did you get it repaired? $$$$?

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