Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




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

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-24-2002, 06:44 PM
samtheclip
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Swapping tranny on 98 sl500 for........

I have a 98 SL500 and the tranny is starting to stall 2 seconds when going from reverse to park or drive. I have a 94 SL500 that I could use or a 98CL500 that I could use to swap. Will either of these fit? I prefer to use the 94SL500 if I can. If neither option will work is there an internet website that sells them? Also, there is a growling noise coming from the front. Not a grinding (metal on metal). I just had the brakes and rotors replaced and they work great but, this noise isn't from them (I don't think). Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Sam
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-24-2002, 07:13 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 352
On the 98 sl500, it is a 5 speed driver adaptive transmission. On the 94, I think it is only a 4 speed.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-24-2002, 07:37 PM
David C Klasse's Avatar
CheFrac is Back!
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Mission Hills in the City of San Diego
Posts: 2,352
Basically, there's no way in hell you're going to get the 94 SL500's transmission into a MY 98... there are so many differences, including computer connections, etc, etc, etc, and ETC.
The 98 CL500 might be a near direct fit though.

Good luck,.
__________________
2006 E350 w/ 155k miles (Daily Driver)

Previous:
1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-26-2002, 10:47 AM
samtheclip
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Just a shameless bump!

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-26-2002, 11:01 AM
Gilly's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Evansville WI
Posts: 9,616
If by "98 CL500" you mean a S500 Coupe, that I believe would be a close match.
But I think you'd really be throwing the baby out with the bath water. These are expensive transmissions and should be rebuilt, not just tossed out because of a problem. Sounds like a bad front pump.

Gilly
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-26-2002, 11:51 AM
samtheclip
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks for the input. What front pump are you referring to? You think that is making the growling noise? As far as tossing the tranny out goes, I would never. I have a CL500 and and SL500. I hardly ever drive the CL and want to just swap the 2 and worry about fixing it later. Would I need a lot of new parts to swap the 2.

Thanks again!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-26-2002, 02:21 PM
David C Klasse's Avatar
CheFrac is Back!
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Mission Hills in the City of San Diego
Posts: 2,352
Gilly,
The 98 S500 coupe was a CL500...
remember?? they rebadged them in 97, I believe!

__________________
2006 E350 w/ 155k miles (Daily Driver)

Previous:
1993 300E 3.2L Sedan w/ close to about 300k miles
2003 E500 Brilliant Silver (Had 217k miles when totalled!)
1989 300E with 289,000 miles (had for <1 yr while in HI)
03 CLK 500 cabrio (Mom's)
2006 C230k (Dad's)
1999 S420 (Mom's/Dad's)
2000 C230k Sport sedans
2001 CLK320 Cabrio (Mom's)
1995 C280 My First Mercedes-Benz... (155k miles. EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE. Was Very hard to let go of!)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-26-2002, 02:41 PM
Gilly's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Evansville WI
Posts: 9,616
Ok, yeah, i had to go to MBUSA.com to find out. 1998 is actually the first year they rebadged it the CL.

The whole prospect of what you are considering seems ridiculous to me, swapping trannies back and forth. Take the tranny out, repair tranny, reinstall tranny.
The front pump I am referring to is the front pump. Yes, more than likely it is the sorce of the growling and is also what is causing the shifting problem. I'd have a transmission specialist familiar with 722.6 (probably a job for a dealer) do some quick diagnosis on it.

Gilly
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, 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