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Mercedes 500 CL Gearbox Repair

Mercedes 500 CL Gearbox Repair

A Mercedes 500 CL was brought into the Stephens Engineering workshop, the problem was that the Mercedes 500 CL was making a loud whine when in the lower gears.  Our diagnostic testing for this vehicle involved running the vehicle on the lift and this confirmed that the automatic transmission was the problem. The Mercedes 500 CL gearbox repair commenced with the automatic transmission being removed and stripped down for a thorough inspection.

On inspection, we found the planetary gear set had worn through the spacer washers and into the casing.  In our experience, this can sometimes be a problem if the vehicle mainly does short runs out. We would usually fit new bearing thrusts, however, as the Mercedes’ planetary gear set had worn through the planet casing, the complete assembly was replaced, together with a complete overhaul of the automatic gearbox. We up rated the torque converter with new components. After refitting the automatic transmission and torque converter, the vehicle was ready for a test drive. As always, the Mercedes 500 CL was given a long run and we ran a series of final checks which all confirmed that the Mercedes 500 CL gearbox repair had been successful and that the vehicle was running well.

If your Mercedes 500 CL is making a loud whine when running through the lower gears, the planetary gear set could be worn, prevent further possible damage to your automatic transmission and engine, bring your vehicle to the automatic transmission specialists at Stephens Engineering.

Contact us today to book your vehicle in.