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post #2 of Old 10-24-2019, 12:39 PM
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Vehicle: 1999 ML430, 2000 ML320, 2005 E500 4matic wagon
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Water had to get somewhere in one of the three SAMs.

The one lowest in the car could be damaged from the water.

It appears you have the 5 speed transmission.
I also see enough fluid on your pilot bushing (13 pin trans connector)
that it should be changed. Only use a Genuine MB or Chrysler part.

In some cases I have had to remove the TCU and clean/repair them
if they got wet or had trans fluid wick from the connector into the unit.
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