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2002 c240 transmission fluid change and spark plug change

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I have a 2002 c240 with 102,000 miles on it. I bought the car about 6 months ago and have enjoyed it. I am looking to get the 100,000 mile maint. of replacing the spark plugs done. In addition, I'm looking at having the transmission fluid changed. I've heard mixed reports about the tranny fluid, since the owners manual says it never has to be replace. From what I've read and heard, it is best to have it changed. Anyway, I just curious about what the approx. labor cost would be to have the spark plugs changed and transmission fluid changed. Any ideas? I'm curious about an average dealer price and independent price

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There will be a big difference in price between dealer, and independent. This is what I recommend. Find a good shop that has a reputation, and is experienced. Buy the plugs, fluid, and filter/gasket kit yourself. Not at dealership with 200% markups! Try autohausaz for what you need. Dealership is going to run you around $600-800 dollars. Good shop including supplies you bring in around $300.

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There will be a big difference in price between dealer, and independent. This is what I recommend. Find a good shop that has a reputation, and is experienced. Buy the plugs, fluid, and filter/gasket kit yourself. Not at dealership with 200% markups! Try autohausaz for what you need. Dealership is going to run you around $600-800 dollars. Good shop including supplies you bring in around $300.

FYI, no car has magic transmission fluid that never needs to be changed...
Wow; thanks for the quick reply; yes, even w/ the owner manual saying it was a "sealed transmission" apparently Mercedes has changed their stance on this and recommends that it is changed.
I'm very lucky that a neighbor of mine just happens to work at the Mercedes Dealership and is a certified mechanic who does some work on the side at his home shop on the weekends. Do you think it would be ok for him to do something like this transmission fluid change out of a home shop? Excuse my ignorance; I'm a novice.
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If your neighbor is a MB certified mechanic, he should know what he is doing. Ask your neighbor how much he would charge to replace the plugs and the trans fluid. I am guessing it'll be much less than what MB dealer charges and somewhat less than what an independent mechanic charges.

You may need to buy/borrow the trans fluid measuring "tool" since our cars aren't equipped with the trans fluid dip stick.

Buy all the parts you will need ahead of time and have the parts ready (spark plugs, trans filter, trans pan gasket, trans fluid, trans fluid measuring dipstick/tool, lock-pin for the trans dipstick cap, new gasket for the trans fluid drain plug, possibly bushing for the trans connector).
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There are three keys to replacing the transmission fluid. First, use only MBZ approved fluid (just buy it at the dealership). Second, be extremely careful not to contaminate the system with any debris at all (i.e. use clean hand/gloves and lint free cloths to handle everything). Finally, the fill volume is critical. Not only do you need a dipstick, you need an infrared thermometer to measure the transmission's temperature. If your neighbor can handle all that, then let him do the job. Otherwise, a good indy should charge around $200 for a fluid change.

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I have 2001 MB C240 with 6-speed manual transmission. I would like to change the transmission fluid, but I cannot find any information about how much manual transmission fluid one should add after draining the old fluid. Could anyone please tell me how much gear fluid I need to add? Thanks.
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the capacity is in the service manual, it is less than 2 quarts. you basically fill it until it runs out of the fill hole and then install the fill plug.

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I have 2001 MB C240 with 6-speed manual transmission. I would like to change the transmission fluid, but I cannot find any information about how much manual transmission fluid one should add after draining the old fluid. Could anyone please tell me how much gear fluid I need to add? Thanks.

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Changing fluid in the manual transmission is nowhere near as critical as it is with the automatic.

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