Mercedes-Benz Transmission Service
Common Signs and Symptoms of a Damaged Transmission
Drops or puddles under your car could be the earliest warning sign that there is trouble with your transmission. A damaged gasket or line could cause these, and it’s important to bring it in to be inspected. Transmission fluid lubricates and protects your transmission from friction and heat, so maintaining the proper fluid level is vital to protecting the components.
Park to Drive Delay
When shifting from Park into Drive, you might notice a hesitation from the transmission as it engages the gear. This is generally an indicator of a problem, and will only get worse. In extreme cases, the engine will begin to run rough once shifted into Drive, and could even stall.
For a vehicle with an automatic transmission, this is when the transmission has difficulty engaging gears when shifting up or down. It could also be when the transmission shifts too much, “hunting” for the correct gear and engaging the wrong ones instead. This is not only a sign of a problem, but potentially dangerous as well, and should be addressed immediately.
For a vehicle with a manual transmission, it’s normal for the friction material on the clutch plate to wear down over time. But while normal, letting it wear down too much can cause problems. If you’re having difficulty engaging or disengaging the clutch, it could be time to change the clutch. It will make it difficult to drive, and leaving it for too long could also damage the transmission.
Routine Transmission Fluid Changes
As the name suggests, periodic transmission fluid changes are routine, a normal part of maintaining your transmission. Fluid can start to break down over time, and the fluid filter can start to clog, so it’s best to change the fluid before these things become problems. Our Certified Mercedes-Benz technicians will drain the old fluid from the pan, replace the fluid filter, and fill the transmission with new fluid.
Transmission Fluid Flush
This might sound like the same thing as a fluid change, but a flush is a much more comprehensive procedure. The old fluid is checking using specialized equipment for signs of any bigger problems with the transmission, before being replaced with fresh fluid. A normal fluid change leaves behind about 30% of the old fluid in the torque converter and cooler, which is fine under normal circumstances, but if the fluid is contaminated or broken down then a flush will replace all of it.
Stopping a transmission fluid leak is extremely important for preventing damage to internal components. So if you’re seeing the signs of a leak, a transmission reseal is the best way to stop it. Our technicians will upgrade all external seals and gaskets, then give a thorough inspection to make certain the problem has been fixed.
In the event that damage to the transmission has been extensive, our team of experts will inspect, diagnose, and report their findings back to you. If necessary, we are equipped to replace the entire transmission and get you back on the road as soon as possible.
Why Have Your Transmission Serviced at Mercedes-Benz of Akron?
The transmission is an important part of your vehicle, something best handled by the Mercedes-Benz certified experts at Mercedes-Benz of Akron. Our facility is state-of-the-art, and equipped with all of the specialized tools, genuine Mercedes-Benz parts, and diagnostic equipment needed to make certain the job is done right.