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Old 12-30-2008, 08:35 PM
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W124 722.317 transmission

so the trans in my diesel 124 is slipping at high revs, its probably
ready for a re-build. I bought a used trans with "unknown" miles
but car ran and drove ( no further data on trans condition )

I got the trans cheap enough with the plan of re-building it
and swapping it out for mine and winding up with a spare trans core
that I can use down the road for the W107 car.

anyway, after looking closely at it it just seems way too "clean"
to be pulled right out of a 250K plus car, which makes me think it may have been recently been re-built
( the guy at the yard, says he did not clean this trans )

I know this is a long shot, but is there a quick way of checking the internal condition of this trans, without taking it too far apart ?

or do I swap this one into the car to check its condition
hope for the best, and plan to rebuild the original trans ?

I guess the only issue is if this new trans is worse then the unit in the car right now, I have to perform an extra trans swap.

thoughts ?

and does anyone have an opinion of the ATSG manuals as a rebuild guide ?

I have re-built auto trannys before, just not MB
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:51 PM
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http://www.peachparts.com/shopforu...ad.php?t=99833

i hope that is still a good site i copied it to paper and i also do trans work - its not that bad just dont mix the shims in the rear of the unit that has to come apart for a snap ring to remove gear set -- also at the bottom of both drums their are riverted plates that have O rings sealing them a kit is supplied with 10/32 screws to drill the riverts out and tap the holes it comes with instructions, if you dont replace them it might slide around going into gear -- also the downshift cable ( boden cable ) is when it shifts and the modulator is how firm -- 200 bucks for the kit with out bands they are 300 each but are good for life in most units -- one of the servos is a push to remove the other can take the tip of your finger off if not carefull -- let me know if you need any other info - jz
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:23 PM
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Call around to find a transmission shop with a trans dyno. They will likely load and run the transmission to be sure it is sound for a reasonable fee. The only way to tell IMO.
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:11 PM
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I am in the middle of a 722.315 rebuild and am assessing 2 parts trannies I have (need a front pump- anyone?).

The ATSG manual is OK- just OK. You need a copy of the MB shop manual as well.

Johnjzjz- that link doesn't work- what were you trying to say?

I have the K1 and K2 apart and need to buy that seal kit johnjzjz is talking about- anybody know of any good savvy MB tranny parts guys? I only know of Jaggi..

Lets all keep in touch

Rick
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:06 PM
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the link is on this site the admin might have a way to make it work its the real book not the junk asti sells

the guy i buy from is

fatsco transmission parts
337 change bridge road
pine brook nj
973 227 2487

the parts counter guys are real good will know right away what you need their buzz is big in the state -- jz
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