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Old 10-15-2019, 02:46 AM   #11
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Default Re: 7 Speed Transmission (4 cylinder) Fluid Change

What I learned: ATF service on the 2014 Sprinter 7 speed, 722.9 transmission, 2.1 liter engine.
By shear luck we found the torque converter drain plug in the bell housing at home by just starting the engine a couple of times. Marked the position as Id seen others do. See photos. Second trip to dealer and got complete ATF change. For a 2014 Sprinter 722.9 transmission - the filling capacity is 10 liters. An oil change is 9 liters. The filling capacity of transmission oil change with the torque converter is 9 liters and without the torque converter is 5.5 liters.
Borrowing from those before me (MANY THANKS!) if I do the next ATF change this is what I would do:
Read: https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w...ce-thread.html

Watch:
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Research supplies: OEM TC Drain plug 001-990-11-17
OEM Gasket 220-271-03-80
Transmission Drain Plug Seal 007603-012102
OEM Filter 222-277-20-00
6 pan bolts 004-990-35-12
9 Liters ATF/Gear oil 001-989-77-03-09
See what others had to say about kits:
https://www.blauparts.com/sprinter-a...7229-plus.html
https://europarts-sd.com/item.asp?PID=2320
Buy a good infrared thermometer and pump w/adaptor for the fluid and go for it!
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:33 PM   #12
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Default Re: 7 Speed Transmission (4 cylinder) Fluid Change

New to Sprinter, but I had 7G transmission on 3 sedans.
-all 7G I have seen do have converter plug (it was late 5G where plug was deleted)
-on sedans I had to bottom fill, but my Sprinter does have fill tube.
- 7G also has 7G + version, who has finer filter and require more frequent service.Still checking what I have on Sprinter.
-some of pan plugs are torqued very high and it is easy to strip the hex head. So when I had hard time to unscrew the plug, I just pulled the pan. Bigger splash, so you have to be ready for it, but this way you don't create additional mechanical problems.
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:45 PM   #14
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:25 PM   #15
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I had the dealer do my 60k tran service. Im now at 120k, and need it again. The reason I elected to have the dealer do it at 60k, was partly intimidation of the task, and partly the cost (for once) seemed reasonable. When I added the costs for materials, it came to around $200 or a bit more I think. Dealer would do it for $400. I decided my inexperience and lack of tools was worth the extra $200.

BUT NOW, I think I can do it. I now have a dipstick tube in place, installed by the dealer previously. Is this as easy as draining, removing the pan bottom to replace the filter and gasket, then reinstalling the pan bottom with new bolts, then refilling at the dipstick with the SAME amount that I drained? I dont want to mess with the weird filling from the drain hole valve thing, which just sounds like a cluster**** and a recipe for automatically getting it wrong. I never have luck with things like that, anyway...
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:36 AM   #16
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My 2015 Crew 4cyl 7 speed transmission is due for service. The dealer is hours away and the quote is $499 (and I've read that probably doesn't include draining the torque converter). A local transmission shop with great reviews and plenty of experience doing Sprinters gave me a much lower quote. My van does have the fill tube and they have the Mercedes tool that measures the level. But they didn't know anything about needing an infrared thermometer or other means of ensuring a specific temperature as I've read in other posts for the 7G-Tronic (Plus... right?) They said the measuring tool has cold and hot markings and they go by that. They do drop the pan, replace gasket and screws, drain torque converter if it's got a plug. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:08 AM   #17
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Default Re: 7 Speed Transmission (4 cylinder) Fluid Change

I didnt have a dipstick on mine. The way to check fill is overfill. Get to temp checking with ir gun. Pull the fill line and let drain until flow changes. Basically at top of stand off pipe. Then plug!

But they sound like they know what they are doing. Hardest part is torquing those stetch spec bolts.
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:58 PM   #18
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I agree about snapping an over torqued bolt . As this has happened to me . Lucky the piece left backed out easily by hand .
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:18 PM   #19
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I agree about snapping an over torqued bolt . As this has happened to me . Lucky the piece left backed out easily by hand .


Yes. That was a nice surprise.


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