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Old 03-23-2008, 12:49 PM
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Unhappy axel trouble

What to do!?

I drive a 190 custom amg (`88), a while ago I made a fast take-off of the line after a couple yards something horrible happend; i heard a hard metal bangbangbangbang and after that another hard BANG!

A bit smoke from under the bonnet, i had no idea what had happend.

The next day i went to a garage and saw that the rear-end pan of the transmission had some HUGE holes around the area were the axel come out from the transmission.

Ofcourse that piece has to be replaced around 100$ mb dealer, while i`m at it both flexdisks 120$ mb dealer.

But I have a feeling that the rear axel might have had a hard beating, now I hope someone can advice me on what to do about this rear axel, since i`m a newbie but want to be a DIY`er

The car has run almost 300000km and has a top speed of 190mph (305kph) so it`s important that the driveline is in perfect condition.

Many thx guys,


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Old 03-23-2008, 02:40 PM
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Just replacing the rear of the transmission housing will not resolve the problem here. You need to know what caused the holes in the transmission housing before replacing this part! As automatic transmission is over my head I would take this one into a trans shop for this part of the repair. The rest of the rear end should not have been harmed. You can check the drive line center mount by trying to move the drive shaft. The center of the drive line should not move more than a 1/2 of an inch or 13MM. Good luck John
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:33 AM
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Ok thx for the game plan, let`s hope it`s not damaged to much.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:30 AM
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His flex disc probably broke/self destructed hence the mess.



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