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Any mechanics in the house? Mercedes Tranny

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by coctailer, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    My Mercedes ML430's transmission died today. The dealership said it would cost about $5000 to replace it with a re-furb from Germany (They don't rebuild these in-house anymore)
    Too bad the car is only worth $5000 (with a good transmission)

    I guess I could try U-Pull It, but money is tight.

    I could try asking if there are any gun-nuts at the Mercedes dealership that would like to add a SCAR to their collection.

    Ideas?

    It will look good in the driveway till it gets fixed or parted out at least.:(
     
  2. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    PM sent
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Thanks man. I'll give your guy a call to see what his price is.

    I'm holding on to a thread of hope there is a gun-nut out there that can do the deed for guns.

    Not likely, but I'm always looking for ideas.
     
  4. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Wanna add another beer to that list? :D

    A search of http://www.car-part.com shows a bunch of used and remanufactured transmissions for the ML430 ;)

    It's an excellent site to find just about any part for any car :)
     
  5. pease

    pease Stayton Member

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    I work at the dealer ship in wilsonville pm sent
     
  6. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Pease are you guys owned by Rasmussen?
     
  7. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Now I just need to find a guy willing to trade the tranny and a torque converter for a gun.:thumbup:
     
  8. Camtender

    Camtender SE Portland Member

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    What year of ML430 do you have?

    See if the guy from the dealer can find out if it is a C437-C or J575-J by running your VIN>

    I know someone that has a trans from a ML430 2001 model.
     
  9. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Mine is a 1999. The 2001 should work as well.
     
  10. Nanavic97

    Nanavic97 Oregon, United States Member

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    Speaking of Benz trannys... Where do you guys take yours for repair? My husband has an 03' s55 amg that needs some love but he is affraid to see what a bill would be from a dealer. Something about a circuit plate that cracks on these cars. Do you have an independent mechanic you could recommend? Portland metro area or Salem..
     
  11. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Call Rick @ Salem trans. He's a very good and honest person. (503) 375-0833 (I think that's the right number. Going from memory here...)
     
  12. Nanavic97

    Nanavic97 Oregon, United States Member

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    Thank you!!
     
  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    My vin# is: 4JGAB72E7XA101892
     
  14. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Joe @ 503- 367-7236 he runs a shop out of hillsboro and he's a gun nut. Might try him twice or thrice cause i know hes running a stand at the Portland swap meet this weekend.
     
  15. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I'll be in NY tomorrow till Monday.

    I'll give him a call when I get back.

    Thanks.:thumbup:
     
  16. pease

    pease Stayton Member

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    yes both MB stores are owned by Greg Rasmussen as well as he owns BMW and land rover

    for most repairs we are the same or LESS they other places and have the experience and tools to test your MB correctly. if you want to come up pm me.
     
  17. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I talked to the Service Manager (Shannon) at the Portland Mercedes dealership today.

    He saw that I always had my car serviced at the dealership, and is going to ask the "higher-ups" if there is anything they do for me.
     
  18. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Right on, I work for Rasmussen BMW.
     
  19. Intoodeep

    Intoodeep Beaverton, OR Member

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    We need to find Coctailer a trans so he can get his ride "pimped" :cool:!!!!!!!!