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Freightliner transmission nightmare

Discussion in 'Truck Talk' started by tknight, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. tknight

    tknight Active Expediter

    I am currently stranded with my tru k in dayton ohio my 6 speed freightliner m2 transmission has blown all gears and i beleive destroyed.after hours of calls it seems the transmission isnt availBle in the usa has to be shipped fro
    W germany or whereever its built or rebuilt.nice huh i have also scoured the internet with no luck seems mb has a tight hold on repair units 4600.00 for a rebuilt unit if i can Even get it any ideas no one in dayton other than stoops will touch rhis and they ae theives in my book estimated over 10 g for parts and labor includimg new clutch
  2. tknight

    tknight Active Expediter

    Sorry for spelling errors on my phone and fingers are too big!
  3. jelliott

    jelliott Expert Expediter

    Fleet of many types!
    Did you try Weller? They stock a lot of rebuilt transmissions and rear ends.
  4. tknight

    tknight Active Expediter

    No mercedes trans units guy i spoke to chucked and wished me good luck
  5. xiggi

    xiggi Expert Expediter

    Theres a place that people get the rebuilt Mercedes Trans in sprinters u might try them. I want to say its called silverstar in Oklahoma but probably wrong. Ask Ovm or theenemy they both have bought them.

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  6. Moot

    Moot Expert Expediter

    Transit 350
    Xiggi is correct, there is a transmission re-builder in Edmond, OK, Silver Star. Silver Star Transmission - Mercedes-Benz, Dodge Sprinter There have been some posts on E.O. about them. I believe they only re-build automobile/Sprinter automatic transmissions. It might be worth a call anyway, if they don't do truck transmissions, maybe they could recommend another source.
  7. moose

    moose New Recruit

    What year is the truck, & can you please post the full tranny model & vin ?
  8. blackpup

    blackpup Rookie Expediter

  9. tknight

    tknight Active Expediter

    I will post all numbers sunday for group detective work!
    Thanks i have time now probaby be down for at least 3 to 4 weeks
  10. zorry

    zorry Active Expediter

    How about calling Ellanbaum (sp ?). Large expedite truck dealer in Mi. He advertises here. I would think he may have a source.
  11. pearlpro

    pearlpro Rookie Expediter

  12. pearlpro

    pearlpro Rookie Expediter

  13. pearlpro

    pearlpro Rookie Expediter

  14. cableguymn

    cableguymn New Recruit

    Not sure if these will work, or could be retrofitted in to your truck.

    it's a manual.. I don't honestly think they know what it is or they would have listed it (maybe it's the benz holly grail?)

    2008 Freightliner Business Class M-2 parts

    It has a 5 speed in it (auto?). It was listed by a wrecker, so maybe the have more?

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012
  15. tknight

    tknight Active Expediter

    The last 6 of my vin, which is all frightliner requires is N34569
    The actual frightliner part number for the transmission ABP R26 P660MECXC01
    They also had the number APB R26 P9763603779

    Frightliner gave me this one first, and a price of 3,069 73, then they said this was a discontued part, and replaced it with the top number I listed, at a price of 4476.37 Seems someone in the parts higher up, changed the number for the same unit, and jacked the price up, seems like sop for them, as I have never gotten the same answers on anything from FL.

    MBT 660 seems to be a common transmission, makes sense, maybe because it"s part of the part numbers I have gotten?

    Having the truck towed to a shop in Dayton, who said they would remove the tran, and related parts, I will then be able to get a real part number off the tag on it, and maybe then I will get some real answers, by the way, thanks for the leads, this is a 6 speed manual trans, and I won't evn consider trying to change brands, or type of tran, due to the nature of this headache of parts id, and locating in the future, just seems like that would be a bigger can of worms, much more than struggling to get answers on a truck off a freightliner dealer lot.
    I never would have thought this to be such a problem.

    Mine is a 6 speed manual shift, but the mbt 660 says its an automated tran, whats so automated about a manual shift trans?

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012
  16. cableguymn

    cableguymn New Recruit

  17. davekc

    davekc Senior Moderator Staff Member

    It probably means it is a synchronized transmission. Basically no double clutching.
    I would shop that transmission a bit. I also would tow it half away across the country before I would let a Stoops shop touch it based on their performances in 2010 with several vehicles. Haven't had a truck there since.
  18. zorry

    zorry Active Expediter

    I believe an automated transmission is a manual trans that has computers that shift it for you. An autoshift is a manual trans that is automated. An Allison,is an automatic transmission.
  19. zorry

    zorry Active Expediter

    Since you have a shop pulling it out, remember you can have one expedited in from far away very quickly in this day and age.
  20. davekc

    davekc Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Not sure it would shift the gears for you since he said it had a clutch.

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