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Old 09-26-2003, 04:38 PM
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Oh no...PLEASE don't tell me it's the tranny!!!

'92 400E. ~120K miles

The shifter bushings have been out for a while. But yesterday I went to put the car in Reverse and it rolled back a few feet and locked up. I gave it a little gas and it went a little but it was like I was power braking. Sometimes it will roll a foot back and just lock up completely. Foreward gears seem to be late to upshift and shift only at high RPM. Sometimes the tranny wont downshift at a light and will start off in 3rd or 2nd. All this happened yesterday. I changed the shift bushings today thinking that could be the problem but it wasn't. I'm freaking out. Sound like the tranny?

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Old 09-26-2003, 05:42 PM
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Don't freak out over something like this.

When was the last time the fluid/filter were changed? What condition does the fluid on the dipstick look like?
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Old 10-08-2003, 03:45 PM
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Ok....Dropped the pan. Metal debris and what appears to be some small chewed up c-clamps. Changed the fluid. Same symptoms. My question now is...do I get it rebuilt or look for a used. What can I expect to pay?

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Old 10-08-2003, 10:04 PM
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Call different dealers throughout the country for the price of a Mercedes-Benz rebuilt transmission.. Warranty, and as much as people like to diss Mercedes there transmission rebuild program is a very worthwhile service.
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Old 10-09-2003, 12:36 AM
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Ethan is offering good advice. The MB rebuilds are good with good warranties, honored at any authorized dealership.

Another source is: Sun Valley Hydraulics

Also check with FastLane (this site) for recommendations, they are very helpful and good people to deal with.

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