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 01-18-2000, 01:22 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Surrey, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 750
my wife's car, 260E has developed a transmission leak. my mechanic says it is coming from the torque converted whereby the transmission has to be taken down, sealed replaced, etc. His worse case scenario is I might need to replace the transmission altogether. Isn't that a big jump from a leaky transmission? Do I really need to replace the transmission or the mechanic? Your guidance, please?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-18-2000, 02:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Walnut,CA,USA
Posts: 554
If just transmission leaks reseal trans will stop trans fluid leaking,I have done lot trans reseal job,you need to find a shop they know about MB transmission.

------------------
MB STARS Master Guild Technician,12 years MB tech
6 years independent shop owner
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-18-2000, 04:01 PM
Wing_Nut
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Joel,

I just finished replacing the front seal, flex plate, and torque converter in my 300SD. It was time consuming, but not that difficult. Mercedes quoted me around $1300.00. I was able to do it myself for about $450.00(this included some new tools I needed). Just a bit of info. By the way my car now runs great, no more clatter or leakage.
Best of luck.
Peter Kalloday

------------------
Wing_Nut
82"300SD
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-18-2000, 06:30 PM
Nick Jamal
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Hi Wing_Nut!

Just wondering if you used OEM or aftermarket parts? If aftermarket, which supplier did you use?
Regards,
Nick
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-18-2000, 09:38 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 4,712
The front seals and o-rings are cheap. Use factory seals. The leak is the front pump seal, not the torque converter seal in 99% of the cases I have seen.

------------------
Benzmac:
1981 280GE SWB
1987 16V
ASE CERTIFIED MASTER AUTO TECHNICIAN
SERVICE MANAGER FOR 14 BAY FACILITY
MERCEDES SPECIALIST 8 YRS
PARTNER IN MERCEDESSHOP.COM


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-18-2000, 10:27 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Surrey, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 750
thank you all for your generous replies. isn't this a great site, everyone helping another!! joel
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-19-2000, 01:46 PM
Wing_Nut
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Nick,

My situation is a little different than yours. Like BenzMac said the majority of time the leak is from the pump seal. Mine was caused from the converter seal due to missing bolts in my torque converter, and thus causing the TC to wobble. However, I believe the procdure would be the same for you up to point where you would install the new pump seals.
I took BenzMac's advice and ordered a remanufacture MB torque converter (the dealership wanted $950 for a new one) the seals and bolts I purchased from MB. I did this because I wanted to ensure that I had the right quality parts so I wouldn't have to do it again. I probably would have used the parts shop but this was on weekend and I wanted to complete the job.
Costs Reman TC w/ 1 year waranty $225
New TC Bolts and Flex plate bolts $45
Transmission gasket & TC seal $40
Fluid $10
Flex Plate from MB $33.95
Misc tools $100 (needed an excuse to buy them anyway.)

Best of luck to you. And rember if you do it your self take pictures of use a mini tape recorder so you put it back the way it's supposed to go. And don't forget your torque settings. The manual uses Newton Meters Not Ft. Lbs
Peter Kalloday

------------------
Wing_Nut
82"300SD

[This message has been edited by Wing_Nut (edited 01-19-2000).]

[This message has been edited by Wing_Nut (edited 01-19-2000).]
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-20-2000, 11:44 AM
Nick Jamal
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Just to avoid confusion, I think Wing_Nut's post above is addressing Joel.

Thanks everyone for all the useful info.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-20-2000, 05:20 PM
Wing_Nut
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yes, I was confused on my reply. It was Joel's reply I addressed. I guess I read to quickly, then again they never said you have to be smart to be a US Marine.
My apologies.
Peter Kalloday

------------------
Wing_Nut
82"300SD
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-20-2000, 11:56 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Surrey, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 750
Wing_Nut:
again, many thanks for your reply. honestly, i wouldn't have your courage in doing what you did with your SD. right now i am looking for an independent MB shop in my area to work on my MB's transmission leak. incidentally, i lived in the Kirkwood area sometime ago. how about 'em Houston Oilers (now Tennessee, what?) but my heart bleeds for the Rockets!! regards. joel

[This message has been edited by joel (edited 01-20-2000).]
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-21-2000, 12:12 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Indpls.,IN. USA
Posts: 84
The most common leak I find coming from the front of MB transmissions is the O-ring around the front pump. This requires the work of a Quality tech. Make a few calls to some independents and you'll likely get the best deal.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-21-2000, 01:33 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Surrey, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 750
hi rocket:
should it be the case, will the transmission have to be taken down? just for my info. thanks
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-22-2000, 12:05 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: New Bedford, MA USA
Posts: 1,583
Any of the above interventions require the tranny to be out of the car. BTW, where do you see the oil coming from? If it's the bottom of the bell housing, all of the previous recommendations will apply. If not, you may just need to replace pan gasket, dipstick o-ring, output flange seal, none of which require removal of the tranny.
Good luck. Drive train stuff can be a bummer..

------------------
Jeff L
1987 300e
1989 300e
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
transmission leak ronald_m Tech Help 13 05-31-2009 02:58 PM
722.6 transmission leak ladfalat Tech Help 5 08-30-2007 10:16 AM
W124 Transmission Leak McGyver Tech Help 9 05-09-2005 02:02 AM
260e transmission problem jebbis Tech Help 7 10-23-2003 06:04 PM
300E Transmission Fluid Leak rcapi Tech Help 25 10-01-2003 04:16 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:04 PM.


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