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Old 05-01-2013, 05:58 PM
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W115.117 driveshaft vibration

I own a 1974 115.117 (240D manual transmission) The CV joint collapsed so was replaced. A new hanger and bearing fitted, shaft balanced and refitted. It now vibrates at 60KM and above. It did not vibrate before. Shaft removed and re-checked, refitted - still vibrates. One flexi disc replaced, I did not replace other and do not know if the position of the disc relative to the shaft is the same as before. I have just read that discs are a factor in balance and therefore possible vibration. Could flexi discs cause this? If not, what else could it be? Costing me a fortune now so any help would be great. Simon

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:53 PM
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If the flex discs are fitted incorrectly they may cause issues. It is possible your other flex disc is failing also. Check this out for a general tutorial on a newer car, and note figure 12 where it discusses proper direction of the disc.

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Old 05-01-2013, 07:32 PM
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Many thanks
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If you fitted the propshaft with the weight off of the wheels it is a good idea to settle the car - roll it backwards and forwards before tightening everything in place.

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