Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 93 SL500, 95 SL320, 96 S320, 98 S500, 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon & A little 91 5.0 FORD Mustang
Location: Sacramento, California & El Dorado Hills, California, USA
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My friend is stuck near Vancouver BC, and his first generation 722.6(non-tiptronic) transmission decided to fail on him on his W140 Coupe, and no can trouble-shoot his problem, yet everyone wants to sell him a used transmission or a new one for a tune of $4k to $6k Canadian..
I did not ask what city my friend is in, but does ANYONE know a INDIE repair shop that knows transmissions, or a great transmission shop that knows how to troubleshoot?
Personally, I know how to repair these transmissions, but to have it towed from Canada to Northern California USA is about $1500 USD is wasting money to deliver the car to me.
I Think my friend may need a pressure regulating solenoid/pressure valve in valve body or the torque converter impeller failed...Which those items, do not constitute transmission replacement, but only a good tech would know how to troubleshoot and repair...
Any suggestions and recommendations?