1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1988 300TE’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. Let Mercedes-Benz 300TE transmission problems linger and you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 300TE’s not even driveable.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1988 300TEs

Mercedes-Benz recommends having your 300TE's transmission system routinely inspected for wear and tear. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your 300TE should be exchanged regularly with Mercedes-Benz-approved fluid. Our expert techs are familiar with 1988 300TE services and perform them according to Mercedes-Benz-recommended specifications. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 300TE’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

How Much Do Mercedes-Benz 300TE Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Mercedes-Benz 300TE transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your 300TE's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Mercedes-Benz's brakes? Riding the brakes or keeping your foot on the brake pedal (even lightly) can lead to transmission issues. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Mercedes-Benz 300TE? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your 300TE’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • Does my 300TE's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Mercedes-Benz 300TE transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Mercedes-Benz, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Brake for Mercedes-Benz 300TE Transmission Service

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1988 300TE, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.