1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1985 380SE’s Transmission So Important?

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, even the smallest transmission problems should be addressed right away. They're often easy to notice. Mercedes-Benz 380SE transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Mercedes-Benz 380SE transmission trouble you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 380SE’s not even driveable.

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Recommendations for 1985 380SEs

According to Mercedes-Benz, your 380SE’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. Specifically, your 380SE differential and transmission fluids should be exchanged at regular intervals with Mercedes-Benz-approved products. Our technicians are trained to service 1985  Mercedes-Benz 380SE transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your 380SE’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Mercedes-Benz 380SE Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Mercedes-Benz 380SE transmission repairs and services. Stop by your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and we'll start your visit with a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your 380SE 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.

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Mercedes-Benz's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Remember that when you’re driving down winding roads, and opt for engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Mercedes-Benz? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. 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.
  • Does my 380SE's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Maintaining your Mercedes-Benz 380SE transmission fluid is one of the best ways to maintain your transmission's health. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Mercedes-Benz's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Show Your Mercedes-Benz 380SE’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1985 380SE, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.