Date registered: Jul 2011
Vehicle: 1999 ML320; 2008 E320 Bluetec
Location: Ashland, OR
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I have thought about parting it out. Kind of a PITA, but might be worth it. It is basically worthless right now, but has lots of good parts. Don't have the room to get a parts car, or use this as one.
Re DX: The trans was slipping so I took it in to have it flushed with the hope that it would come back. It is actually worse now. Drivable up through 3rd, which gets you to about 45ish. Freeway is not possible. Soon as it shifts into 4th the engine revs and no power transfer to the wheels. My mechanic told me the trans is a gonner. I don't know if I trust him 100%, but it looks dead to me. Went fast too, started shifting a little hard, nothing big, a small slip here and there about 2 weeks ago. Probably put less than 20 miles on it from when symptoms started. Suprised by that. i had a 1990 E300D that shifted hard for almost 300k miles, transmission never died.
In any case, what else could it be. I am assuming that my mechanic filled up the trans fluid properly.