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Mercedes-Benz S500 Leaks Develop at Differential Seals/Cover on High Mileage/Older Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz S500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 122,466 mi (84,000 mi - 184,000 mi)


Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit if these leaks are addressed.

  • Visitor, , 84,000 mi

    Rear diff leaked at all seals. About $700 parts and labor at indy shop to remove and reseal

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  • Visitor, , 184,000 mi

    rear seal leaking.

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  • Visitor, , 99,400 mi

    I've had to have just about every seal replaced, rear differential, rear axle, both valve cover gaskets, etc. I have had the car since it was brand new and I know it has been perfectly maintained. I love the car, but unfortunately, the BMW I had before this, puts this car to shame with almost twice the miles.

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