Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-01-2001, 05:03 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 272
89 560 SEL flex disk

Hello everybody;

I've got a question to put infront of the board if you guys have a minute.
A friend of mine has a 1989 560 SEL with a vibration problem at higher speeds no matter how many parts he has had replaced.
It's hard to tell if it comes from the front or the back and doesn't stop when the tranny is put in neutral. Any ideas.

Also the drive shaft from the enging extends out to the flex disk then picks up a slight (maybe about 4 degrees or so) angle going to the differential. I don't know if this is correct . My 400E is in a straight line front to back. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Brian
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-01-2001, 05:21 PM
dpetryk's Avatar
Electrons can do anything
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 1,071
Had the same problem and it turned out to be bent rims on the back tires and a front tire that was out of round. The bent rims were very slightly bent, not bat at all. I never would have guessed that they were causing the vibrations. But after changing the rims the problems went away. The MB seem very sensitive to tires and rims and any problems due to imperfections.
__________________
I got too many cars!! Insurance eats me alive. Dave

78 Corvette Stingray - 3k
82 242 Turbo Volvo - Manual - 270k
86 300e 5 speed manual - 210k
87 420sel - 240k
89 560sl - 78k
91 420sel - 205k
91 560sel - 85k
94 GMC Suburban - 90k
97 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail - 25k
00 GMC Silverado 1 ton 30k
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-01-2001, 05:43 PM
sixto's Avatar
smoke gets in your eyes
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 19,743
I agree with Dave. I got a set of Michelins on factory wheels to replace the Bridgestones also on factory wheels that came with my car. To say it make a world of difference in getting rid of vibrations is an understatement. Don't trust a wheel balancing job. It is possible to get a balanced reading out of a bent or out of round wheel and tire.

Sixto
91 300SE
81 300SD
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-01-2001, 11:53 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Queens, NYC
Posts: 158
I would agree on that - bent rim is usually the problem.

I have a few extra 126 rims if anyone's interested
__________________
2003 S500 Black/Charcoal
1990 560SEL 61k Arctic White/Grey

SOLD:
1988 420SEL Black/Palomino Sold @ 85k
1987 420SEL Midnight Blue/Grey
1986 420SEL Diamond Blue/Grey
1983 380SEL Champagne/Palomino
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-02-2001, 10:10 AM
dpetryk's Avatar
Electrons can do anything
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 1,071
Are they straight and true? I might be interested.
__________________
I got too many cars!! Insurance eats me alive. Dave

78 Corvette Stingray - 3k
82 242 Turbo Volvo - Manual - 270k
86 300e 5 speed manual - 210k
87 420sel - 240k
89 560sl - 78k
91 420sel - 205k
91 560sel - 85k
94 GMC Suburban - 90k
97 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail - 25k
00 GMC Silverado 1 ton 30k
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flex disk going bad?? CJ Tech Help 14 05-26-2006 12:31 PM
In less than two years, yet another flex disk! diesel diehard Diesel Discussion 13 10-06-2004 09:32 PM
1983 300SD or 1987 560 SEL BenzFreak Diesel Discussion 2 05-19-2003 02:05 AM
1983 300SD or 1987 560 SEL BenzFreak Wheels & Tires 0 05-18-2003 10:07 PM
Strange Flex Disk Alignment Problem Ken300D Diesel Discussion 22 05-11-2003 04:08 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page