It can be frustrating and worrisome to walk out to your garage or parking space and notice a leak underneath your Mercedes. Transmission leaks are some of the most common types of fluid leaks in these models, but that doesn’t make them any less daunting.
There are many reasons why your Mercedes transmission may be leaking, so it’s best to seek help from professional technicians if you suspect your transmission leaks. There are some signs you can look for in your car that may signal an impending or new transmission leak.
Common Causes of Transmission Fluid Leaks
Understanding why your Mercedes is leaking transmission fluid is key to determining how it can be fixed. Most Mercedes owners want to know the causes of common problems and how they can possibly be prevented. Check out the most common causes we see in our shop so you can have a more thorough understanding:
● Cracked pan gasket: This is the most common cause of transmission fluid leaks, and the gasket will need to be replaced immediately. If not, transmission fluid will continue to seep out, creating dangerously low levels.
● Torque converter problems: A hydraulic pump is responsible for producing pressure in the transmission, which can cause leaks if there is a problem with the torque converter body.
● Faulty seals or gaskets: These components can wear down over time, and in the event, a transmission fluid leak occurs they will simply need to be replaced.
● Worn transmission lines: Over time, transmission lines can fall victim to wear and tear, which will inevitably cause your transmission to leak.
● Faulty valves or solenoids: These parts are responsible for controlling the flow of liquid into the transmission, so when they are damaged or faulty it can cause a transmission fluid leak.
● Misaligned parts: If you had work done on your Mercedes transmission by a mechanic who was not knowledgeable with your model and the parts were misaligned, it can cause a transmission fluid leak to develop.
Transmission Fluid Leak Prevention
Dealing with a transmission fluid leak in your Mercedes can be stressful, so it’s a good idea to try to prevent it from occurring in the first place. There are simple maintenance protocols you can follow to discourage the development of a transmission fluid leak. Here are some of our tips for prevention:
● Have your transmission fluid level and clarity checked at every oil change. This can help identify problems quickly before they grow out of control.
● Note your transmission fluid’s color. Changes in color between oil changes can be indicative of an impending problem.
● Maintain your seals to prevent premature breakdown or degradation.
● Many automotive products have been designed to prevent transmission leaks. Consult with a professional technician before using these.
Have Your Mercedes Transmission Leak Checked Out at Royalty Auto Service
Fixing a transmission leak in a vehicle is not in the wheelhouse of many individuals. It takes much training and specialized education, along with experience, to be able to find and correct a transmission leak appropriately. So, when you see a transmission leak or you suspect a bigger transmission problem, contact our professionals at Royalty Auto Service.
Royalty Auto Service consistently gets five-star reviews for our auto repair services from our customers in and around Amelia Island, Brunswick, Kingsland, King Bay Base, Woodbine, Yulee, and St. Marys, Georgia.
As a family-owned repair facility, we treat our clients as if they were a part of our family, too. We offer a thorough complimentary car wash and clean your interior with every repair service. In addition, we guarantee 100% customer satisfaction on every transaction.
Our ASE-Certified technicians will take great care of your vehicle, especially when a transmission leak is noted. Royalty Auto Service is so dedicated to providing long-lasting, quality solutions that we offer a 5-year/50,000-mile warranty on our repair services.
To make it easier on our customers, we also offer free pick-up and drop-off, as well as free coffee and snacks. A play area for the kids makes waiting on your vehicle’s repair more manageable and free courtesy pick-up and drop-off are available to make servicing your vehicle more convenient. If you’d like to see what Royalty Auto Service can do for you, give us a call at (912) 576-2886.
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