Mercedes Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
I've been trying to make sense of them and wasn't sure it these were correct or not.
I don't see the flywheel and how it's connected. I'm pretty sure it's just several bolts, but not sure if these are bolts only screwed into the torque converter or bolts through the flywheel with nut's/washers on back side....
Do you have a pic of how the flywheel is secured to the torque converter?
since you indicated these are not the correct instructions, do you have the corrcect ones?
i thought i had to accept or reject each communication, now i see that I wait until the question is fully answered before accepting.
I would like you to continue with helping me answer the question because I'm not satisfied with the previous answer regarding transmission removal/replacement.
Please note my question on the flywheel....also, is the book hour
7.2 hrs? I was quoted 10 hrs in the shop to do this work....
to clarify..the driven plate(part #48; pg 5 in pdf) is the same as the flex plate which attaches to the flywheel?
this helps clarify the waisted bolt issue as well. it's hard to tell from the pics, but could the current "wasted bolts installed" be replaced with new ones without taking out the transmission? If not, why not?
Bear in mind the transmission has not been taken out. I was told i needed a new flywheel because holes in the flywheel have been enlarged. Based on our discussion the only bolts holding the flywheel are the wasted bolts so there is no way a person could even notice if the flywheel holes have been enlarged. Corect?
Since you can't get access to the waisted bolts (ie tighten them w/o removing the transmission) only the 6 bolts holding the flex plate to torque converter could have been tightened through the inspection plate, as you indicated.
so, in your opinion, isn't it a very low probability that the flywheel needs to be replaced?
to me it makes sense to replace the flex plate but I'd still have to remove the transmission...I can't figure out why my mechanic is telling me the flywheel holes are enlarged and he noticed this after tightening "bolts" through the inspection plate.
[sorry if I'm repeating what has been said, but i need to be very sure about this scenario]
since I think we're are finished with this one after you reply...could I request you for future questions? if so, how?
he specifically indicated $200 for a flywheel locally vs $500 for one from germany. i can get a used flex plate for $78 from a reputable source
i had another quick one to finalize this...
depending on how wallowed out the holes are, what do you think of adding washers and loctite for a short term fix. the mechanic already tighened the bolts to get rid of the awful noise so I'm going to recheck and see how wallowed out the flex plate holes really are...i bought it with 183k miles, rebuilt transmission (somehow I think this flex plate should have been addressed during the trans rebuild) ...it has 188k miles on it currently.
thanks for the contact info. this car has some smoke issues that i think are dialed in but need some fine tuning....I'll let you know under another thread...thanks again.