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Old 08-06-2003, 02:01 AM
JimSmith JimSmith is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Old Lyme, Connecticut
Posts: 3,596

I think you should have the e-brakes checked and the grease in the wheel bearings changed. I had a buddy with a 1968 230 that had the e-brake light in the instrument panel burned out. He drove the car about 90 miles with the brake on and then the left rear wheel siezed. At highway speed this was pretty exciting. It broke loose before he went out of control, and he kept driving. By the time he got home the left rear wheel bearing was spinning as a single chunk inside the bore in the semi-trailing arm. The whole mess was ruined and he needed a new semi-trailing arm. The high heat will destroy the bearing lubrication and that will ruin the bearing. Good luck, and I hope this helps. Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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