Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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Personally I'd get a second opinion. Particularly if you were having it serviced at a quickie lube place or other shop that is not well-familiar with MB.
These transmissions have a weak link, and that is the pilot bushing/adapter/connector at the right front of the transmission. When it leaks it can run all over (as well as up the harness to the TCM, where it wreaks other havoc).
It's inexpensive and easy to change as a DIY.
That said, a fluid and filter service on these can run anywhere from $220 (very low end) to $400. But the only place I'd let touch it would be a good indie shop (either an MB indie shop or a transmission shop that works on MB all the time).
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