1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E Transmission Service

Why is Your 1986 300E’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you ignore Mercedes-Benz 300E transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or find that your 300E isn’t working at all.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1986 300Es

Your 300E’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Mercedes-Benz. First off, your 300E differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1986  Mercedes-Benz 300E transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your 300E’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Mercedes-Benz 300E Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Mercedes-Benz 300E transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 300E a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or preventative maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E Transmission Q&A

  • Is it bad to ride the brakes in your Mercedes-Benz? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Mercedes-Benz tow?   Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. Defying your 300E towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 300E is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my 300E's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1986 300E’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system 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. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Brake for Mercedes-Benz 300E Transmission Service

Whether you drive an automatic or manual, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help diagnose and fix transmission issues. Schedule transmission services for your 300E today.