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.
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz S500 Leaks Develop at Differential Seals/Cover on High Mileage/Older Vehicles
Mercedes-Benz S500 Problem
Average Mileage: 122,466 mi (84,000 mi - 184,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz S500, 84,000 mi
Rear diff leaked at all seals. About $700 parts and labor at indy shop to remove and reseal
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz S500, 184,000 mi
rear seal leaking.
Visitor, 2005 Mercedes-Benz S500, 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.