I'm changing the transmission fluid in my new-to-me 1989 300se with 231k miles. After putting the front on ramps, I squeezed under the car and removed the transmission pan and filter. But for the life of me, I can not find the access for the torque converter 5mm hex bolt.
I researched the crap out of this, and I may have things confused; and now that I have the car apart, I can't find what I considered to be the most accurate images and videos for reference. For some reason I'm thinking the access to the torque converter bolt is inside the transmission, in the area covered by the filter. And so it is only accessible with the filter removed.
...I should add, I have a large chest. I do not fit well under this car on ramps. My head stops at about the bell housing. I have to reach over my head to access the pan bolts, and can not actually look directly inside the transmission from underneath it.
So, I'm looking for guidance on how to find this hole. Particularly images or video.
And I'm wondering if it's the same as this Pelican Parts article for the W124?
If it is, I'm going to look for some sort of plastic cover over the opening when I go back. Because the opening is not there.