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Old 11-12-2014, 02:18 PM
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Torque converter drain plug???

My 2002 CLK55AMG has 38,000 mi on it so figured it was due for a trans fluid change. I drained the pan and the fluid looked a little dark so I pulled the rubber dust cover caps and turned the eng crank pulley with a 1 1/16 socket rotated the eng twice and I can not find a drain plug on the torque converter? It has a 722.6 trans like my 96 SL500 but the plug is missing ,Did they do away with it in 2002?
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Old 11-12-2014, 04:37 PM
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There were a few years during that time when they did not have a drain plug on torque converter. Probably did not see the need since they were running that "lifetime" fluid.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:31 PM
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Funny Color

The fluid that came out was not your normal red fluid. I would say it was a yellowish greenish color,weird stuff not very dirty pan looked good,clean,no ugly stuff on magnet ............I will drain it again in a couple of weeks to get the rest out. Putting in the new Mercedes fluid for the 722.9
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that yellowed fluid was originally red tinted when new, its the fabled MB 236.10 ATF aka shell 3403M115 ATF.

its normal for it to discolor after use.
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:02 AM
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I think the torque converter plug was discontinued around 2002.

So how do you drain a torque converter for a 722.610
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:16 AM
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I think the torque converter plug was discontinued around 2002.

So how do you drain a torque converter for a 722.610

you use the transmission pump.

undo a cooler line fitting and slip a hose on it, start engine and collect ATF, the torque converter takes about a gallon of ATF.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:04 AM
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thank you
Ok, I understand what that will drain the radiator and converter


I will replace the bushing
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