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Old 11-20-2005, 10:00 AM
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Unhappy 99 E300 vibration and rhythmic sound at 65-72 HELP!

I have recently purchased a 99 E300. Between 65-72 I am hearing a rhythmic pulsating sound that occurs about every second. So if you count, 1001, 1002, 1003... by them time you get to 1, 2, 3, etc. the sound amplifies and then backs off repeating the pattern about at the end of every second.

In addition, at that same time the sound occurs, I feel a vibration coming from under the car. I can almost feel it under the drivers seat all the way to the gas pedal. The vibration has the same pattern as well. I feel it about every second and between intervals it goes away. 1001 - then noise/vibrations....1002 - then noise/vibration, etc.

What is odd is that I do not feel anything in the steering wheel. This noise/vibration pattern occurs both when I am at a steady acceleration or when I take the foot off the gas pedal. I can also assume that the vibration/sound is occurring at lower speeds because once I reach about 40mph and beyond, I notice that the car does not ride as smoothly. However, the sensation is certainly not as noticeable as driving within the 65-72 speed range.

I recently purchased 4 new Michelin MXV4 tires, 4 wheel alignment and balance performed, all 4 rotors and pads replaced, engine mounts replaced, and my mechanic states that he repacked the bearings. The lug nuts were torqued to 100 ft/lbs as well.

The mechanic at the Benz dealership said that in the very near future that I would need some sort of "joints" replaced but I didn't really pay that attention to what he was saying. I know that it wasn't a familiar term, such as ball or universal. Could this attribute to what I am experiencing?

Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping me regain my sanity.


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Old 11-27-2005, 11:59 PM
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My mechanic states that it is the driveshaft. Are my symptoms characteristics of a driveshaft issue?
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:25 PM
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Anyone?
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:30 PM
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Sounds like you may need these:
http://catalog.eautopartscatalog.com/mercedesshop/sophio/wizard.jsp?partner=mercedesshop&clientid=catalog.mercedesshop&baseurl=http://catalog.peachparts.com/&cookieid=1FU1CD1PL1O717TPEB&year=1999&make=MB&model=E-300DT-001&category=K&part=Flex+Disc
They are kind of like u-joints.
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:34 PM
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Nope, that was one of the firt items ruled out. The benz mechanic says he is quite confident that the driveshaft needs to be replaced. I wanted to get some opinions before I gave him the "go ahead".

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Old 11-28-2005, 08:42 PM
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I have a hard time believing that a WHOLE driveshaft would be bad.
If somebody removed it & re-installed it different than the EXACT same way it was before ( they should always be marked before removal ), that may explain it.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:43 PM
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How many miles are on the car?

Manny, the driveshaft is 2 pieces with a u-joint in the center. The joint is staked into position and deamed "replace as a unit" by mercedes.

Some have commmented on W124's to adding a washer between the brg and frame to change the driveshaft angle slightly as a cure to a slightly worn brg.

Driveshaft to me should be directly porportional to speed. IT should continue to increase way past 72 mph. You'd notice it even more at say 100. Like I said- porportional. How about a bad rear brg. Have you rotated the tires front to back. See if the problem magically appears on the front?
Check wheel brg play in all 4 wheels by muscling the tires with the wheel off the ground.

There are a handful of driveshaft shops that can replace the brg for much less than the price of a new driveshaft assy- if it comes to that.
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