1978 300SD Transmission

12-22-2005, 04:20 PM
Hi, I'm new to this forum and am searching for a used/rebuilt automatic transmission for my 1978 300SD. I have a great mechanic but I need the part, got a quote for $1200 wholesale, to which I say, bah! I am willing to have it shipped, if need be, I live in Southern California. Does anyone have any suggestions for shopping? I recently euthanized my 1985 VW so, I've joined a new car cult. Any advice is very welcome.

12-22-2005, 09:01 PM
Check with Mercedes Benz! You would be suprised how cheap the MB remanufactured trannys are for the older cars. The also have a 2yr, 24k mile warranty. Be sure to specify you want a price on a remanufactured transmission.

03-25-2006, 01:07 PM
aamco near me quoted $750.00 to remove rebuild replace 12 month 12000 mile warenty 1985 300td almost same tranny.

!! boy did i screw up though, while hurting for $$ i bought one off of e-bay, seller had pic posted of super clean supposed "low" milage 300sd 1985 tranny. :nono: What i received was a dirty nasty tranny for a 300d which has first gear disabled using a short K 2 piston rod to do so. seller refuses to make good, now not returning my calls or e-mails, i have complained to e-bay and waited long enough but the matter is still un resolved. after spending the $$ for the part and installing the tranny it slips and flares at shifts inconsistantly :banghead: ouch sometimes you do get what you pay for, or in my case sometimes you don't.:shakehead

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