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Old 03-30-2008, 08:39 PM
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Question 722.3 transmission issue

my 87 420sel that i drive 150 miles a day to ft hood and back for work now is having a tranny issue....

i dropped the pan and replaced the fluid and lo and behold i see a piece of metal about an inch long and 1/8th of an inch wide and curved at one end (it curves to the point of making contact with the straight part)

transmission will be rebuilt by a local guy in austin along with adding a transmission oil cooler to avoid the overheating

total price tag....1100.00

opinions anyone?

lyle in austin

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Old 03-30-2008, 11:35 PM
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That sounds like the end of my dipstick.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:20 AM
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Lyle, it's best to have transmission rebuilds done by a tech experienced with MB transmissions. What symptoms are you having that makes a rebuild necessary? MB automobiles are engineered like no other car ... not sure why your 1987 420SEL would require an add-on transmission oil cooler unless the cooling system has other issues.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:52 AM
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from your description it sounds like you found a pce of clutch pack retainer in the pan[probably from front drum which runs 3rd gear]is 2nd to 3rd your issue?

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