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2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 Question: My car only has 30,000 miles on it and my Mercedes dealer is recommending $400

 

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dobe46, Sarasota, FL, October 25, 2012, 06:25
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They are recommending a $400 transmission flush when I bring it in for service. Is this needed or necessary @ 30,000 miles?

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    goodguy October 25, 2012, 06:45
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    no it isnt unless your haviing trouble with the transmission

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    dobe46, October 25, 2012, 07:01
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    The transmission is fine. When should it be flushed?

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    goodguy, October 25, 2012, 09:18
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    I would say do it at around 80,000 but personally I have never flushed a transmission on all the vehicles that I have owned and have never had a problem

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    pushrod, October 26, 2012, 20:03
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    LIKEWISE!! JUST CHANGE THE FLUID ABOUT ONCE.

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    your.mechanic October 25, 2012, 10:02
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    you should flush for maintenance, not repair...

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    ziptie12 October 25, 2012, 20:35
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    CHECK your owners manual. Then do service according to it's shorter maint. intervals. If serviced (drain&fill) at regular intervals , it will never need to be flushed. Flushing is exactly that ---you 'flushing' your hard earned money into their pockets. There is NO substitution for plain old good maintenance.............THE PRECEDING MESSAGE WAS NOT SPONSORED , ENDORSED OR PAID FOR BY ANYONE BESIDES THE 'ZIPTIES AN IDIOT' COALITION, AND IS ONLY AN OPINION. THIS STATEMENT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE , TREAT OR CURE ANY MECHANICAL AILMENTS NOR WILL IT'S SUBSIDIARY(ZIPTIE13) BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING LIGHTS THAT COME ON IN COLDER WEATHER. Have a nice day!

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    goodguy, October 26, 2012, 04:02
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    good comeback ziptie

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    pushrod, October 26, 2012, 19:57
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    I AGREE! BUT YOU KNOW WE SHOULDN'T ASK PEOPLE TO DO ANYTHING LIKE READ.
    THAT IS TO MUCH LIKE AN ASSIGNMENT, SO I HEAR.THINK ANYONE NOTICED THE TIP ON COLD WEATHER AND TIRE PRESS.?
    ALSO IS THERE ANY WARRANTY,EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED? OH I JUST THOUGHT (MOOT!!)

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    goodguy, October 27, 2012, 01:05
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    not likely

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    ziptie12, October 27, 2012, 19:32
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    Sorry the warranty expired 5 seconds before you posted.

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