The Differential May Develop Leaks From the Seals or Cover on Mercedes-Benz SL500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 83,285 (47,000–109,000)
13 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
20 people reported this problem
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The oil leak happens after the soft top is put back up
leak on rear diff....estimate of $800 ...Ok price???
Leaks from the seals on the differential unit. Repair is expensive as it takes about 8 hours work to replace the seals. However, car is 15 years old and not driven very much. Probably will begin driving it more. Drives like a dream both before and after this repair. Love the car.