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Old 03-25-1999, 07:17 PM
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There are three distinct noises coming from the drive shaft and/or differential area of my 1990 190E:

1.) A scraping sound when I first begin to depress or release the accelerator.

2.) When I let the car coast to a stop, starting at about 25 mph there is a whining or droaning sound that winds down with the speed of the car.

3.) From a standstill if I accelerate firmly to, say, 10 mph and then let off of the gas, there is a pause and then a loud clunking sound.

The only thing a dealer and a mechanic have found wrong is the front flex disc is worn. Could that be all or just part of the problem?

Thanks in advance!

Old 03-25-1999, 10:32 PM
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That could be most of the clunk. The whine however is in the diff. I seen many faulty ones.
Old 03-25-1999, 11:00 PM
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Okay, the scraping and clunk (what a combo!) are probably the flex disc, but the whine is the differential? Does the differential need to be replaced any time soon, or can I change the fluid and igore it? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

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