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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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300D Transmission Rebuild

I came across a parts car, a 1983 300D in decent condition, runs great and no rust, but it has the dreaded transmission issue ---- it won't shift above 2nd gear (shift from 1st to 2nd, reverse is fine).

The shops are quoting me $2500 to $3200 for a full rebuild. From everything I've read and the folks I've talked to, that's a reasonable quote. And I know the main shop I spoke with to be reputable.

Just fishing for general ideas about other options, as in, are there any? Has anyone attempted a rebuild on their own, or does that require a prohibitive number of specialty tools? Is there any possibility that something less than a full rebuild might address the issue.

I'm not into the car for much, so I'll probably part it out, but thought I would throw the topic up on the Benz Board and see what people thought....

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Knowing the location would be helpful. In my area the car in working condition would be worth about the quoted transmission cost.
Are you getting the car for free?
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That is really a chunk of change. Might want to look into purchasing a reman unit and installing yourself.

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I'm in Austin, Texas. And yes, I got the car practically for free.
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If you get the car running it could be pretty rewarding, but paying the shop makes no economical sense.
I would search the net for rebuild, or running transmissions. If you can get one for few hundreds-you have good ride for less than a thousand.
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