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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1984 Mercedes Benz 300TD - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/10/2013
    Vacuum system is bad, how much would it cost for a mechanic to replace the hoses and check the tranny vacuum system
    180,000. last person seems to have messed with the vacuum system. tranny cant shift into 4th, and when it does, it messes with the entire tranny and all the gears start to slip and the tranny seems to get stuck in first after that. I know the tranny oil is burnt, ...
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Mercedes Benz C280 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/4/2013
    Why does the rpm go high and stay high when you step on the gas
    the car then gets hot and the high oil light comes on.It also seems like it has a hard time going pas 40 mile.
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  • Khan
    Khan - 2000 Mercedes Benz E320 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/3/2013
    How to replace the transmission shifter seal
    on driver side there is shifter link has seal it minor leak parts no 30 can i change with out putting down transmission thx
    • John's Auto Repair
      11/3/2013 John's Auto Repair
      If you are talking about the shift shaft seal, you would first have to remove the transmission pan.
      Then, remove the linkage inside the trans. then remove cable and lever. You should be able to
      remove the old seal with a seal puller tool.
  • pete.toplean
    pete.toplean - 2007 Mercedes Benz GL320 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/25/2013
    What is wrong when the transmission is not shifting properly sometimes
    the transmission is not shifting gears properly It gets stuck in one gear and I have to turn the car off and on in order to shift normal
    0 answer
  • eddierod6016
    eddierod6016 - 1997 Mercedes Benz E320 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/23/2013
    Car jumps when shifting into second gear
    fluid looks good bright red
    0 answer
  • eddierod6016
    eddierod6016 - 1997 Mercedes Benz E320 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/23/2013
    Car jumps shifting out of second gear
    fluid looks good changed
    0 answer
  • dbaemery
    dbaemery - 2000 Mercedes Benz S500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/15/2013
    My car is stuck in park
    cant move gear shift
    • bear.1216
      9/15/2013 bear.1216
      Your vehicle has a shift interlock. It prevents the shifter from leaving park unless the brake pedal is pressed. A faulty shift interlock solenoid or brake pedal switch is likely the cause. If your brake lights are still working then you should test the shift interlock.
  • bethray1991
    bethray1991 - 1995 Mercedes Benz S500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/15/2013
    Strange noise and not changing gears..
    The car has made this noise for three days and consistently got louder. its a popping noise. like a popcorn popper. you cannot pin point the noise. its most certainly coming from the engine bay. But, under the hood it sounds like it is on the top end but when you ...
  • bethray1991
    bethray1991 - 1995 Mercedes Benz S500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/15/2013
    Strange noise and not changing gears.. coincidental? or related....
    ok, so where to begin. Three days ago, my car began making a strange noise. it wasn't very loud.. but loud enough to be heard. its a popping sound. like a pop corn popper. its most definitely coming from the engine bay. you can hear it from under the hood AND from ...
    • bethray1991
      9/14/2013 bethray1991
      also the noise is MUCH louder. and it only does it while its in Drive/2nd/3rd gear.
      It does NOT make this sound in Park or Neutral
    • richard5141964
      9/15/2013 richard5141964
      may be the advance canister.
  • dadrf
    dadrf - 2010 Mercedes Benz C300 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/8/2013
    How important is the tire tread depth when replacing 1 tire on the c300 4matic. where can i find this in writing.
    none of the tire companies will do it unless i buy all 4 tires.
    • CVO
      9/7/2013 CVO
      Call Local Costco Tire Center, they will have an answer for you and it's free of charge.
      9/7/2013 dadrf
    • bear.1216
      9/8/2013 bear.1216
      On vehicles with all wheel drive the tires should have the same tread depth. If the difference is too much it will cause extra stress on your differentials or transfer case and can cause damage. This is why tire shops wont install 1 tire only. If your vehicle gets damaged they will have to pay for it. If your other tires are within 3/32 of new depth it should be fine. If you really want just one tire take the wheel off yourself and take it in loose. Then have it replaced and put it on yourself. Dont tell them what it is going on.
  • daltonjnicoll
    daltonjnicoll - 1996 Mercedes Benz C280 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/22/2013
    Gas gauge, speedometer, and odometer do not work.
    im not sure if they all went out at different time, but the oil level and the rpm still work.
    0 answer
  • shawnbthomas
    shawnbthomas - 1995 Mercedes Benz S500 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/28/2013
    I need a rotor and also wires, etc. to for my car...i really need to know what all i need to purchase...t
    The car runs and then cuts of...starting it is a problem. I see a rotor online for under one trusted mechanic says i need some kit that is around $899...he sent me to look online for a less expensive option... I had the engine head repaired last ...
    • Jimm
      6/28/2013 Jimm
      There is no way to determine which parts need to be replaced with the information provided. Can you e more specific with the details; what is wrong / what is the issue, and which parts are being recommended for replacement?

      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;,, or for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the distributor rotor from around $30.00 for your vehicle.
  • rbowers379
    rbowers379 - 2001 Mercedes Benz CLK430 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/7/2013
    My glass of water spilled in the gear shift area. Now the check engine light is on, & the car wont' shift out of 1st
    • HouseCallAuto
      6/7/2013 HouseCallAuto
      If it happened that fast, like cause and effect, then yes there is likely a solenoid that allows the shifter to release located below where the water went and the water did something (the usual cause is soda or coffee) to cause the solenoid to stick. First check and see if your brake lights are working and if they are not, check the brake light fuse because the b rake light circuit is the circuit that also activates the shift release in all cars I know of and if the brake lights still work then replace the sticking solenoid or at least take a look at it.
  • cindysigler1
    cindysigler1 - 2006 Mercedes Benz ML350 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/1/2013
    Rpm go up but car wont go
    does it stop and go
    • Jimm
      6/1/2013 Jimm
      Need more information - is there any movement in any gear; reverse or drive? Is this an automatic transmission?
  • donnywhitneyy
    donnywhitneyy - 1992 Mercedes Benz 400E - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/27/2013
    Wont upshift just stays in 1st
    wont upshift
    0 answer