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03-18-2008 01:36 AM
Adullessence This is kind of an old post but I have a question. Is this leaking radiator a problem that you can be pro active about. I mean can i get this checked out and avoided. Or is it just gonna happen in a matter of time?
09-18-2007 06:41 PM
Pav's AMG Hi, I'm new.... this sort of thing scares the crap out of me... i just got a C55, do I have the same risk with my tranny?
07-23-2007 08:20 AM
quaznizi4 I almost forgot ....

Even if you took it to a dealer...they probably would subcontract the rebuild....there just isn't enough transmission rebuilding business at a typical dealership to keep that skillset on board full time. The place I went to does rebuilds for many shops in the Chicago area.

Best of luck to you .... when my trans went out ... I was on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago at 10pm on a Sunday night.....

Not sure where you are , but if you are in the Chicagoland area, I recommend Lee's Foreign Auto on Jefferson Street downtown.
07-19-2007 12:30 PM
quaznizi4
yep...

Bad radiator leaks fluid into the trans.

Sounded strange to me too ... but it happens. Apparently, if left too long ... it really fouls up the transmission.
07-18-2007 11:19 PM
mlfun How the heck does the coolant get into a transmission ?
Is the transmission oil cooled by the radiator ?

Puzzled..
07-14-2007 08:06 PM
quaznizi4 You're looking at minimum $5,000 to have it rebuilt. If you want to replace with new .... probably closer to $9,000.00 I think with parts and labor.
06-24-2007 01:42 PM
aharkins
Transmission Failure

I just had a problem with my 2002 C32 last night, and I think it might be the same problem.

The car was running like a dog, with some jerking while shiting, then it felt just like my clutch went out. The car is disabled now. The engine will rev, but it doesn't make contact with the transmission. The engine light is on.

Funny thing is that I had the car at the stealer for a B service two days before...

Since the car is out of warranty, I am thinking about sending it to AAMCO or a local German auto shop.

If I can get it done for half the cost, and get a transmission warranty for the next year to boot, I would just assume avoid the stealer.

Anyone know what a new transmission for a C32 costs?
06-21-2007 06:20 PM
ericpd
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Originally Posted by derrickonline
Can someone tell me what a C32 is? I have a W203 (2005) C230 Kompressor Sedan.

Anyway...I just got rid of my Acura 3.2 CL Type S because it was known to have transmission problems. I went through a tranny at 60K, and everyone on the boards said it will go up again every 30K, Acura bandaids the issue instead of fixing it totally. They extended the factory warranty on the tranny to 120K, but that doesn't make me feel any better. I got rid of the car at 105K still no tranny issues execept for hard shifting which it always seem to do.

Don't tell me I'm going to have tranny issues with the C230 also! Please!
A C32 is the AMG version (HotRod) of the C320! It's been performance enhanced in most areas that matter when it comes to speed and handling when compared to the standard C Class.
06-19-2007 06:17 AM
derrickonline Can someone tell me what a C32 is? I have a W203 (2005) C230 Kompressor Sedan.

Anyway...I just got rid of my Acura 3.2 CL Type S because it was known to have transmission problems. I went through a tranny at 60K, and everyone on the boards said it will go up again every 30K, Acura bandaids the issue instead of fixing it totally. They extended the factory warranty on the tranny to 120K, but that doesn't make me feel any better. I got rid of the car at 105K still no tranny issues execept for hard shifting which it always seem to do.

Don't tell me I'm going to have tranny issues with the C230 also! Please!
05-29-2007 12:25 AM
c230_2k2 THis is a known issue for c32 i think there was a tsb regarding radiator fluid leaking into the tranny causing tranny jerks at low speeds. But it is known to be a faulty radiator. I had mine replaced a few months back.
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