Mercedes-Benz Cars 2000-05

Transmission Removal & Installation

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Fig. Exploded view of the components associated with automatic transmission removal and installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Radiator fan shroud
     
    Dipstick tube (61) and transmission fluid
     
    Electrical connector shield (62)
     
    Electrical connector
     
    Park interlock cable (80)
     

  4.  


NOTE
Be sure the transmission selector lever is in park before removing the cable.



Torque converter cover (81)
 
Torque converter-to-flexplate bolts
 
Oil cooler lines
 
Shift rod (63)
 
Exhaust mounting bracket (64)
 
Exhaust system (94)
 
Rear transmission mount (65)
 
Front half of rear driveshaft (66)
 
Transfer case driveshaft, if equipped with 4-MATIC
 
Ground strap (46)
 
Transmission-to-engine mounting bolts
 
Transmission
 

To install:

  1. Position the transmission on the engine and install the mounting bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Ground strap
     
    Front half of rear driveshaft
     
    Transfer case driveshaft, if equipped with 4-MATIC
     
    Rear transmission mount
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Exhaust mounting bracket
     
    Shift rod
     
    Oil cooler lines
     
    Torque converter-to-flexplate bolts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm)
     
    Torque converter cover
     
    Park interlock cable
     
    Electrical connector and shield
     
    Transmission dipstick tube
     
    Fan shroud
     
    Negative battery cable
     
    Transmission fluid
     

  4.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the components associated with autoMatic transmission removal and installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Be sure the transmission selector lever is in PARK before removing the cable.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Radiator fan shroud
     
    Dipstick tube (61) and transmission fluid
     
    Electrical connector shield (62)
     
    Electrical connector
     
    Park interlock cable (80)
     

  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Torque converter cover (81)
     
    Torque converter-to-flexplate bolts
     
    Oil cooler lines
     
    Shift rod (63)
     
    Exhaust mounting bracket (64)
     
    Exhaust system (94)
     
    Rear transmission mount (65)
     
    Front half of rear driveshaft (66)
     
    Transfer case driveshaft if equipped with 4-MATIC
     
    Ground strap (46)
     
    Transmission-to-engine mounting bolts
     
    Transmission
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Position the transmission on the engine and install the mounting bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Ground strap
     
    Front half of rear driveshaft
     
    Transfer case driveshaft if equipped with 4-MATIC
     
    Rear transmission mount
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Exhaust mounting bracket
     
    Shift rod
     
    Oil cooler lines
     
    Torque converter-to-flexplate bolts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm)
     
    Torque converter cover
     
    Park interlock cable
     
    Electrical connector and shield
     
    Transmission dipstick tube
     
    Fan shroud
     
    Negative battery cable
     
    Transmission fluid
     

  4.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the components associated with autoMatic transmission removal and installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Be sure the transmission selector lever is in PARK before removing the cable.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Radiator fan shroud
     
    Dipstick tube (61) and transmission fluid
     
    Electrical connector shield (62)
     
    Electrical connector
     
    Park interlock cable (80)
     

  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Torque converter cover (81)
     
    Torque converter-to-flexplate bolts
     
    Oil cooler lines
     
    Shift rod (63)
     
    Exhaust mounting bracket (64)
     
    Exhaust system (94)
     
    Rear transmission mount (65)
     
    Front half of rear driveshaft (66)
     
    Transfer case driveshaft if equipped with 4-MATIC
     
    Ground strap (46)
     
    Transmission-to-engine mounting bolts
     
    Transmission
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Position the transmission on the engine and install the mounting bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Ground strap
     
    Front half of rear driveshaft
     
    Transfer case driveshaft if equipped with 4-MATIC
     
    Rear transmission mount
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Exhaust mounting bracket
     
    Shift rod
     
    Oil cooler lines
     
    Torque converter-to-flexplate bolts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm)
     
    Torque converter cover
     
    Park interlock cable
     
    Electrical connector and shield
     
    Transmission dipstick tube
     
    Fan shroud
     
    Negative battery cable
     
    Transmission fluid
     

  4.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the components associated with automatic transmission removal and installation-722.6 series shown, others similar

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Be sure the transmission selector lever is in PARK before removing the cable.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Radiator fan shroud
     
    Dipstick tube (61) and transmission fluid
     
    Electrical connector shield (62)
     
    Electrical connector
     
    Park interlock cable (80)
     



    Torque converter cover (81)
     
    Torque converter-to-flexplate bolts
     
    Oil cooler lines
     
    Shift rod (63)
     
    Exhaust mounting bracket (64)
     
    Exhaust system (94)
     
    Rear transmission mount (65)
     
    Front half of rear driveshaft (66)
     
    Transfer case driveshaft, if equipped with 4MATIC
     
    Ground strap (46)
     
    Transmission-to-engine mounting bolts
     
    Transmission
     

  4.  
  5. Check the threads of the torque converter and flexplate. If they are damaged, replace.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Position the transmission on the engine and install the mounting bolts. Tighten the bellhousing bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Ground strap
     
    Front half of rear driveshaft
     
    Transfer case driveshaft, if equipped with 4MATIC
     
    Rear transmission mount
     
    Exhaust system
     
    Exhaust mounting bracket
     
    Shift rod
     
    Oil cooler lines
     
    Using new bolts, tighten the converter-to-flexplate bolts to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm) if straight threaded. On helical cut bolts, tighten to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm), then 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm), then an additional 90 degrees.
     
    Torque converter cover
     
    Park interlock cable
     
    Electrical connector and shield
     
    Transmission dipstick tube
     
    Fan shroud
     
    Negative battery cable
     
    Transmission fluid
     

  4.  

 
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