Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-27-2001, 07:34 PM
Posts: n/a
Leaking Transmission

I have a leaking transmission on the 300SDL. The leak is coming from the rear servo(?) cover on passenger side. I got a new O-ring from my mechanic and replaced the one in the transmission.

All went well, or so I thought. Buttoned it up, drove it, and it is still leaking. Is there another O-ring/seal inside that I need to replace? Did I simply screw up the installation?

Another peculiar thing is that it only seems to push fluid out when driving. Don't see any drippage until it goes down the road.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2001, 08:03 PM
Posts: n/a
I think I have solved my own problem.

It looks like you must be very careful when reinstalling the cover and push it in straight. I opened it back up today and found that the O-ring had been shaved. Must have happened during installation.

This time I slowly and methodically pushed the cover in just until I could snap the retaining ring in. Took it for a short drive and had no leaks. Keeping my fingers crossed.

The local Ace hardware made the new O-ring for a buck.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2001, 10:48 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: PA
Posts: 5,440
Your reply to yourself left me with a question: That is how did the Ace hardware store make the O-ring for you?

Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2001, 04:26 PM
Posts: n/a
They had a splice kit. Inside it looked like they had all diameters of O-ring material, including metric. They matched the diameter and then determined the length, cut it and glued square ends to make the circle. Pretty low tech. The glue looked like regular "crazy glue."

Still no leaks.
Reply With Quote


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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can a 220D transmission manual replace an 83 240 D transmission manual? Carrameow Diesel Discussion 0 10-09-2003 03:21 PM
front pump seal on W126 transmission RKreutzer Tech Help 13 01-11-2003 09:56 AM
My 84 300SD transmission needs help. noah123 Diesel Discussion 8 11-22-2002 02:05 PM
M116 removal from 82 380SL rstarkie Tech Help 3 11-14-2002 07:03 AM
Metal In Transmission Pan DESHAFFER1 Tech Help 18 12-08-2001 04:42 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page