W124 gearbox noise

RGubbioli

Senior Member
Joined
May 19, 2005
Messages
216
Reaction score
0
Location
London UK
Dear All,

The W124 I am interested in buying has a gearbox noise when in reverse. Its only a noise, doesn't affect driveability.

Any ideas what it could be? In the worst case scenario, whats the cost of a gearbox rebuild on one of these?

Thanks for any feedback
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
365
Age
89
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
What kind of noise is it please
 
OP
RGubbioli

RGubbioli

Senior Member
Joined
May 19, 2005
Messages
216
Reaction score
0
Location
London UK
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #3
Unfortunately I don't know, the vendor has highlighted it as the only issue with the car which has got a full Mercedes main dealer SH and had only two owners. Its on 160k miles.

Just wondering if its worth the hassle driving 1.5hrs (each way) to see the car...
 

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
365
Age
89
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
I cannot ever re call a fault of this nature with a gear box,,it may not be a box fault.
 

roadhog

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2007
Messages
1,616
Reaction score
2
Location
Sunny Norfolk
Your Mercedes
W124 300D x2, C124 300
Budget around £800-900 for a rebuild or £250+ fitting for a second hand box but as Malcolm said, it may not be the box at fault.
 
OP
RGubbioli

RGubbioli

Senior Member
Joined
May 19, 2005
Messages
216
Reaction score
0
Location
London UK
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #6
Thanks, at this stage thats all the feedback I need to help me, I think i will probably go see it and see what its like.
 
OP
RGubbioli

RGubbioli

Senior Member
Joined
May 19, 2005
Messages
216
Reaction score
0
Location
London UK
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #8
Yes it is, the 4 speed version, which is known to be more reliable too.
 

Bolide

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2002
Messages
3,294
Reaction score
4
Website
www.w124.co.uk
Your Mercedes
BMW 525 Diesel Touring
W124 boxes can make all kinds of noises - some make a rotating noise in first, some grumble in neutral, some make a rotating noise on the overrun. If it's a rotating noise I imagine it'll be a worn bearing somewhere. It's probably been doing it a while and will continue the same way

If the noise is bad, if the gearbox judders taking up drive or won't reverse up an incline, I'd walk away

At the mileages most W124s are at now I think it's the weakest expensive part of the car

Nick Froome
www.w124.co.uk
 

brianbrian

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 27, 2008
Messages
2,758
Reaction score
190
Age
81
Location
cockney in the West Country
Your Mercedes
w124 250D, SL129-deisel
Yes I agree with Bolide, you can be unlucky and have to spend out on the g/box at 60,000mls or it can go on for 300,000mls ,alot of the 124 models have done over 150,000mls know so unless it's got a good body walk away or get him to come down in price. Hope this helps
 

AIB understand your special Mercedes deserves a special insurance policy. We have a refreshing attitude to insuring high performance, modified, imported or classic and vintage cars and deal with the UK’s leading insurers. We offer discounts for length of ownership, where the vehicle is kept overnight and limiting the mileage and can also cater for those clients who need higher mileage and business use. To obtain a quotation please call the team on 02380 268351 or visit us atAIB Insurance
Top Bottom