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Jerry Bell

Jerry Bell 8/16/2012

1991 Mercedes Benz 500SL Base 8 Cyl 5.0L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

How do you change the transmission filter

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Mark A.M.D

Mark A.M.D 8/16/2012

Transmission oil pan needs to be dropped and drained, The filter sits on the bottom of the hydraulic unit. It's usually secured by a clip. You should also change the filter seal that will be supplied in the kit. Some late model vehicles are designed with a Long Life fluid system which is designed to last the life of the transmission, maintainence free from servicing.

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Mark A.M.D

AutoMD Member 8/18/2012

Many thanks for the ans. I cant remove the dipstick to check the fluid level,so I suspect this model is designed to last the life of the vehicle. Just purchased thid 1991 500 SL and it has only 53,000 miles on the vehicle.

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