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I'm wanting to change fluid and filter in my Clk320 2005 trany. I found some German made fluid for Benz, and wondering if I can change filter and put ten quarts?? Thanks, Don Akers.
 

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Fluid should be MB spec 236.14...
You should fit a new pan gasket , new filter ,,and also a new connector bushing.
Unless you want to do flush procedure ,,draining the pan will give about 3 to 4 quarts..collect and measure how much you get out and replace the same amount.
You also need a dipstick to set the final level correctly.
If you drain the pan and re fill a total of four times you will have approx 90% new fluid.
Good info is in the w210 stickies explaining various different options.
 

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Not a job to be taken lightly.

I think you'll also need to replace the transmission pan bolts, which are aluminum and are designed to stretch when installed, be used once and once only. They're also quite easy to break off if you over-torque them when you put the new ones in (BTDT - fortunately I was able to drill the broken one out).

TBH having done the job on my CLK63, and spent good money on a pump, digital thermometer, 1/4 inch torque wrench and other tools to do the job, I would suggest biting the bullet and taking the car to an M-B specialist, a good reputable local one if not a genuine official M-B dealership, and having them do it.
 

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Pan bolts only need to be replaced on 722.9 7 speed trans,,
my thinking was that Music Man has a 722.6 5 speed. which is much easier to service.
 

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Fairy nuff :)
 

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As I understand, that was the last chance to get a CLK with the 5-speed. By 2005 the CLK500 (and 55) had gone to the 722.9. My mechanic caused me to regard them with fear, though the paddle shifters seems cool.
 

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I'm guessing the sticky for the 5-speed is at the start of the 209 forum. Has anybody done a tranny fluid change on the 722.6, and is it equally daunting?
 

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As I understand, that was the last chance to get a CLK with the 5-speed. By 2005 the CLK500 (and 55) had gone to the 722.9. My mechanic caused me to regard them with fear, though the paddle shifters seems cool.
Mostly correct ,,but CLK55 's never got the 7 speed ,,,they all have the 5 speed and they have button shifters on the steering wheel.
A lot easier to service because you pour the fluid in from the top rather than pumping it in from underneath.
Also more reliable I think , especially in the CLK55 AMG 722.6 which apparently is the same unit used in SL's...heavy duty..
 

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Right you are about the CLK55's. That mistake crossed my mind the next day, which was helpful in maintaining my humility for the week.

One question you may have answered for me is whether the 5-speed in those car was physically different from the other CLK 5-spds. I seem to recall reading something that implied they had a more positive shift than the others, and wondered if it was electronics or internal. As I recall the later ones had paddle shifters, which sounds like fun. I've been looking for a reasonably priced low mileage CLK500 for years, but as far as I can tell it's wishful thinking. A couple have popped up and disappeared within a day.

One of my only complaints about the CLK500 is that my wife's Hyundai Sonata has a much more prompt and vigorous response when shifted manually. The CLK is quite leisurely and mushy by comparison, although if I ever grow up I plan to leave it in D.
 

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Ha ha ,thanks , yes the CLK55 has what MB call AMG Speedshift ,,which gives faster changes maybe 20% ? I can't remember ..it has a Manual mode as well as standard and comfort.
On the road the 55 will slow down faster if you take your foot off the accelerator than other models do ,,due to the transmission internals being heavy duty..
( but then on the other hand it speeds up faster when you do put your foot on the accelerator..).
 

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Changing fluid on the 722.6 is a bit easier since you check the level from the top with a traditional dipstick (though you have to buy that dipstick). They usually don't have a torque converter drain, so you eihter do a 4-quart change, or, you do a flush by disconnecting the cooling lines.


Thanks as always for your help. Along with your fellow experts, it has given me the confidence to buy my third CLK500; this one with only 55,000 miles. It's the nicest car I've owned in my 50+ years as a car boy. This one has only the basic options (my mechanic said, "Good, less stuff to break") but I kind of miss the Parktronic and the Keyless-go. I briefly thought about moving them over from the other car (which has negligible resale potential) but something tells me it would be a veil of tears. Now I just need to figure out what is shorting out the remote unlock (fuse #8 in trunk). I'm a little concerned I damaged the wiring when replacing the front passenger seat belt last week, since the upper pillar panel may be close to the antenna... time to start poking around.
 

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Fuse #8 also controls the alarm siren. It's internal battery is known to fail and leak all over the circuit board. The siren is located behind the front right wheel, under the fender shroud. Start by unplugging it and see if that stops the fuse from blowing. If so, you should replace the siren if you want an alarm system. Otherwise, everything else will still work without it.
 
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