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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problem details
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
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 105,000 mi,
Rear diff leaks from all seals.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 184,000 mi,
rear seal leaking.
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.