1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CD Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1985 300CD’s Transmission?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your 300CD’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Mercedes-Benz 300CD transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Mercedes-Benz 300CD transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your 300CD’s not even driveable.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1985 300CDs

Your 300CD’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Mercedes-Benz. For example, your 300CD differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved products. Our technicians know how to service your 1985 300CD up to Mercedes-Benz-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Mercedes-Benz 300CD Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Mercedes-Benz 300CD transmission repairs and services. Drop by your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 300CD a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can trust our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

Questions About 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300CD’s Transmission

  • What happens when you "ride" your Mercedes-Benz's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Mercedes-Benz tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added weight can cause issues with your transmission if your vehicle isn't equipped to handle the load. Always consult your owner's manual before towing or hauling something.
  • When should I have my 300CD's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Mercedes-Benz 300CD’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Mercedes-Benz. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Mercedes-Benz 300CD Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1985 300CD, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.