2003 C320 4Matic Transfer case - common problem? Help! - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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2003 C320 4Matic Transfer case - common problem? Help!

Hi folks:

first of all: thanks as always for your advise and help.

My wife seems to have driven over a curb or pothole (crummy Edmonton streets). Ripped of part of the spoiler by front left wheel.

At same time, the car starts 'rumbling' from the back as soon as you turn any kind of corner - or below 15kmh.

Mechanic says the transfer case is gone...and is quoting about $3500 for a new one...or $2500 for a used one (one that has about 100k on it).

The mechanic seems to think it might be a common Merc problem - so I'm hesitant on buying a used one that will die and cost me another $2500 in a few months.

Any thoughts? the mechanic is not a Merc specialist (sorry) but I'm hesitant to bring it to the local Mercedes dealership as I've not had good dealings with them in the past.

Appreciate any feedback.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 11:05 PM
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Not a common failure item if the fluid is changed on schedule.
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