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Old 12-16-2000, 10:25 PM
Jim Barnhart
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We just purchased a 1979 300SD with 224,000 miles. The rear end had a loud clunk noise. We had a Mercedes mechanic check the rear end and he said that was fine for the amount of miles. When you accelerate between 50 & 60 mph you get a loud humming noise from the rear end. This only happens on ocassion.

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Old 12-16-2000, 10:47 PM
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You are generally describing what sounds like excessive clearance between the ring and pinion gear. The clunk is usually a dead giveaway. Humming could be a bearing, but most likely it's the ring and pinion clearance. This will need some attention soon.
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