The Differential May Develop Leaks From the Seals or Cover on Mercedes-Benz S500

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.

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Average mileage: 118,100 (84,000–184,000)
13 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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Rear diff leaked at all seals. About $700 parts and labor at indy shop to remove and reseal
Rear diff leaks from all seals.
rear seal leaking.
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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