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Date registered: Nov 2009
Vehicle: 1985 300DT
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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....