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Old 10-14-2002, 07:10 AM
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1992 TE 4-Matic

Is there any suggested preventative maintenance for the transaxle on this model? The engine is brand new (MBz rebuild) and I understand that the TA has a dubious rep. Thanks.
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Old 10-14-2002, 04:00 PM
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Not really, just make sure that the hydralic fluid level does not get low, and only use MB hydraulic fluid if it needs topping off.

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Old 10-14-2002, 04:15 PM
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Thanks, FinFan. I am entirely unfamiliar with this 4-Matic system. What is the big gripe with this vintage? I notice from the service records that the hydraulic oil is topped off (a pint or so) with almost every oil change (+-3K miles). Is this an abnormal rate of loss/replacement? Also, the dealership only uses Castrol 10w/30, even with the newly installed factory rebuild engine. That does not seem right.
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Old 10-14-2002, 05:09 PM
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The trans on these cars hasn't been a problem at all! However the TRANSFER case is another subject! The transfer case has it's own fill & drain plug & uses ATF just like the transmission.
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Old 10-14-2002, 05:13 PM
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Where can I get some info. (history) on this vintage transfer case? Any thing to be done to keep the transfer case from going south?
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Old 10-26-2002, 04:16 AM
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If you need a pint of hydraulic fluid every oil change I`m afraid your transfer case may be going south. I just posted this on another thread:

"The 4-Matic transfer case tends to develop an internal leak from the hydraulic fluid side to the ATF side after 100 k or so. This leads to failure of the TC and a $3K to $5K R&R. I'm changing the TC ATF at least once a year and check for contamination. Inexpensive peace of mind. Aslo, check your hydraulic fluid level regularly. If you notice it going down change your TC ATF more often; e.g. every oil change. If (when) the TC fails you can avoid the expensive R&R by putting the 4-Matic in test mode and drive it as a 2WD. However I believe that the self leveling feature may not work anymore."


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