Mercedes C43 Crank Pulley and other jobs

zjamiez

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Hello all,

I thought I would post a quick note up to see if anyone knows where I can get hold of a crank pulley holder for the job?

I dont want to spend £100 on a tool!

At the same time I have to do the TCU on the transmission and the the oil seals on the oil cooler.

The oil cooler is relatively easy however auto transmissions I am not familiar with and I assume I have to change all the transmission oil but is there a special procedure for refilling ?

Any help or tips would be much appreciated.

(I am in the cambridge area)
 

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Hi and Welcome to the forum

There is a post by BlackC55 on changing the fluid on the 722.6 transmission (I'd suggest you use the MB Fluid).

If you look at MBWorld or Benzworld, someone has produced a home made tool using industrial water pipes. BUT I would seriously consider asking a good indy to do this for you - the torque levels are seriously high and you wouldn't want to damage yourself or the car in the process - radiator is really vulnerable. I have been quoted 1 hr (£50) to do the job and that's well worth it!

If you are around Cambridge, I'd use Barr-Tech http://www.barr-tech.com up on Cowley Road (Nino and Tino have been around for a long time and I have used them in the past) but I'm sure there are others who'd help.
 
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zjamiez

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Brilliant, thank you very much. I did see the hand made tool and looks like a lot of running around finding the right parts. I think I will take your advice and head to bar tech to have the pulley done.

Everything has seemed to happen at once with this car !
 

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Brilliant, thank you very much. I did see the hand made tool and looks like a lot of running around finding the right parts. I think I will take your advice and head to bar tech to have the pulley done.

Everything has seemed to happen at once with this car !
your car is it a high mileage car?
crank pulleys do go bad!
it's a weak part from factory.
I had to change mine @ approx 90000 km, it was getting a woble, rubber insulation was going bad!
these cars are great if you sort out your problems
 
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zjamiez

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They are fantastic cars and I am missing it badly at the moment. Issue now is that I have the serpentine belt off. I can not get the viscous fan off so I am waiting for a special tool from Sealey to hold it and then use a 36mm spanner to get it off.

Then I will deal with the challenge of the crank shaft pulley.

I am going to take my time doing it all and get the right tools for the job.
 
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zjamiez

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Crank Pulley done, I had to get a tool from the states in the end which is a fantastic piece of kit, I am now having difficulty getting the TCU connector on the gearbox unplugged? I have seen pictures and it turns obviously to undo but I can not get it to release and I dont want to break anything
 
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zjamiez

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All done, the white plastic was a little stuck and need a bit more force then usual. Running like a dream again now.

Unfortunately I have decided to sell her even though I have just done all this work. New business venture needs a little funding.

Mercedes-Benz : Mercedes C43 AMG ESTATE (RARE) Open to offers
 

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