Pull trans then unbolt it from the front of tranny

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> On Jul 9, 2015, at 5:10 PM, Ralph Robertson via Mercedes 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> He called me and said that the front pump was leaking but he did not know
> how much of a job it would be to replace.  He was going to do some research
> and see what was involved.  I said I would check with the discussion group
> and see if I could get any help for him.  He didn't seem to know how the
> pump could be removed.
> 
> Thanks.
> Ralph
> 
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 6:03 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>> Its a transmission, it shouldn't be any harder than working on any other
>> transmission. When I first got into MB's back in 2002 I was convinced they
>> were some kind of magic. Untrue, they're just cars and work like other
>> cars. Higher quality parts produced (originally anyway) to a higher
>> standard) but just cars.
>> -Curt
>>      From: Ralph Robertson via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>> To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>> Cc: Ralph Robertson <rare...@gmail.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2015 5:57 PM
>> Subject: Re: [MBZ] 300 SDL Front Transmssion Pump leaking
>> 
>> I did misunderstand the comment, sorry about that.  I don't have mercedes
>> mechanics in my area, and the M.B. dealer has told me that their staff are
>> younger then my car, so that about did it for me with the M.B. dealer doing
>> my work.  I have found a Volvo mechanic that does a good job for me but he
>> isn't an M.B. expert, by no means, but he does his best.  I work with what
>> I have available here.  When I am in Florida for the winter months, I have
>> lots of M.B. talent available, but not here in N.B. Canada.
>> My mechanic here is researching what is involved with replacing the seal
>> for this front pump in the transmission, so any advice would help.  I know
>> the M.B. transmissions are complicated and I am trying to assist him in
>> this job.
>> Thanks for any help.
>> Ralph
>> 
>> On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 4:59 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Ralph,
>>> 
>>> I think he was referring to the mechanic.
>>> 
>>> If you're dropping the transmission, which one would have to do in order
>>> to check the TC, you would also expect to closely inspect the front
>> (pump)
>>> cover as its exposed and easy to reach at that time. If there's the
>>> slightest hint of seepage/leakage, one would expect to replace the pump
>>> gaskets and seals. It's a quick, easy and inexpensive jib to do under
>> those
>>> circumstances.
>>> 
>>> I would be looking for another mechanic.
>>> 
>>> Dan
>>> 
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>> 
>>>>> On Jul 9, 2015, at 3:57 PM, Ralph Robertson via Mercedes <
>>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Wow, I sure didn't expect that; being called an idiot!  Sorry I don't
>>> have
>>>> the experience that you have, but thanks anyway for the nice advice.
>>>> 
>>>> Ralph
>>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
>>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> I have transmission fluid leaking from my '87 300 SDL, had a garage
>>> check
>>>>>> this out and they identified it was the Torque Converter leaking.
>>>>>> Replaced
>>>>>> the seal in the converter, now they state the front trans. pump is
>>>>>> leaking.  What are they up against Thanks, Ralph,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Idiocy?  It's more-or-less SOP, when dropping the tranny to
>>>>> replace a seal, to do all the ones that are now easy to reach.
>>>>> Front seal, pump seal, etc.  Maybe even consider engine's
>>>>> rear main seal at that time.  They're all staring right
>>>>> at you at that point.
>>>>> 
>>>>> -- Jim
>>>>> 
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