Date registered: Jan 2011
Location: St Louis/St Charles, MO
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what is a reasonable charge to change the TCM on a 2003 ML350?
I've got my W163 at a MBZ dealer and they claim it will cost $1923.00 to replace the TCM clear all codes and put a new battery in this SUV. It all started when I went out of town for 3 weeks and left the unit in my garage, seems one of our children left a light on in the interior and the battery went dead. I trickle charged the battery for 3 days and the thing starts just fine except there is all kinds of lights flashing, and the trans is stuck in limp mode. I can't imagine a car that starts just fine needs a new battery. If the T/M fluid went up the harness and shorted out the TCM I can belive this as I've read on this fourm that it is a common problem with this ML....but should it cost nearly $2,000.00 to fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.