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MERCEDES BENZ CLASS E III 211 Differential Noise

I have a E class W211 with 75000 Km (4700 miles) and the differential Drive Gear Box is giving a whining noise. Why at such low milage the differential is giving problem already The noise just dont start now but at about 60000 Km (37500 miles). It just got louder now. The car was not overloaded or abused or use for towing. Only for running around in small island of Singapore. What is the MTBF of this unit. This German technology has failed me at such a low time.

Quote Originally Posted by SkyFox955 Hi drivbiwire The fluid has not been replace yet. This car has been maintained by MB Dealer since new and they said there is no oil replacement for the differential. The concern here is why failed at such low mileage First off there is a replacement required of the fluid its due for a ONE TIME replacement at 50000 US miles or 80000 Km. HOWEVER no fluid is a one

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS C II 203 Question about rear differential...

New here and thinking about a Coupe. I did some searching about winter driving and saw that the rear diff is open. I understand the car has traction control but I have found this isnt great on our steep driveway kills momentum. Some rears are better than others at staying locked up. Can anyone speak to winter driving in the mountains or on hills. Im very willing to setup dedicated wheels and snows. Our 92 Volvo Brick rocks in the snow but it does have the Traction Lock rear... Thanks C.

It depends on where you live. In So Cal where Im at it doesnt matter if the car is fantastic on snow when it snows they setup checkpoints and you have to either have chains on of 4WD and chains with you. Also even if not requred there are streets that are so windy and steep that even some 2wd sedans have trouble getting up in the rain. So for me I would never consider putting chains on the C230 SS

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MERCEDES BENZ SLK R170 Recommendation Change the oil of rear axle differential at about 3000-4000 mls

This is an insider tip for a long live of this damageable part. As you will see there will be a lot of metall pieces in the oil.br br Timbr

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS G TheCarConnection.com Article

SUVSWAGONS 2003 mercedes-benz G500 Taking off-roading to rare heights. by Marc K. Stengel 822003 I find myself in a rather ticklish situation with regards to mercedes-benzÂs 2003-model G500 sport-utility vehicle. It is unarguably stunning. It is clearly iconic. It is very expensive. It is most inscrutable. I am tongue-tied however when it comes to declaiming upon MercÂs ostentatious ÂœG-wagen.Â

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS E III 211 Strongly considering buying a 2006 E350 4matic

Hello all My name is Kevin and I just made my first post in the new members thread. Ive been stongly considering buying a high mileage 2006 E350 4Matic. Im currently in a 2007 Subaru Legacy GT. My reasoning behind this move is that my Subaru is tuned and requires a ton of attention to keep running on point. Im turning a wrench every weekend and that leaves little time for girlfriend golf and even my

I just have to humbly disagree about 4matic being any more trouble than any other true AWD vehicle. We have one with 240k miles and one with 94k miles. Both very well maintained and still are very tight and responsive. The W210 with 240k miles that my father drives has finally showed and issue but it is just the input shaft seal starting to weep. If winter conditions are not an issue then I would go

MBs are due to lack of upkeep. Keep the fluids happy and the cars are happy. Like any AWD car the extra front diff and drive axles do mean more moving parts and of course the potential for more failure. However the system in the W211 is robust and failures of the drive axles and front differentials are rare. Im very anal about keeping up with maintenance so that shouldnt be a problem. i heart v8 mercedes

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS G lowrange and difflock activation while driving

can I activate difflocks and low range while driving in my 90 300GDbr br re-g-ardsbr luuk

to understeer. This also makes the front tires skid and possibly lose traction rather than pulling as they should. On high traction surfaces the use of part time 4WD (460) or full time 4WD with a locked center (463) will lead to driveline stress and possible component failure.br Nothing new here - to solve this problem of both axles following different circles and causing stress on 4WD systems mercedes

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS G 460 1987 GE230

Finally recieved delivery of my manual transmission 87 Cabriolet simply amazing. Pictures will be forthcoming. A huge shout out goes to Doug Dees of mbca-toronto.org for all his worthwile time and information. Thanks also to Hansjorg Strube I look forward to reading and participating in Q A in this forum. In fact this forum was the reason (after God Himself)that I was able to get my truck. Driving

Had some trouble getting pix of the manual pages but heres what they say P 31 GEARSHIFTING Transfer Case Front wheel drive can be engaged in addition to the rear wheel drive by means of the transfer case. Depress the clutch and select desired driving position. The transfer case can be engaged with the wheels moving or stationary. Shifting Positions S Road operation position. Rear wheels are driven

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS G How to tow (viz. transfer case) per Gs owners manual -- Surprise

Hi all. Weve all been having a fun time giving advice on how to tow (i.e. pull) a GWagen [under the thread Towing a G] especially regarding the transfer case the concensus seems to be to tow our Gs with the t-case in 2WD rather than in neutral because we all believe that the driveshafts are locked together (in 4WD) in that condition.pOkay I just turned to the ultimate authority -- our owners manual

Hi all. Weve all been having a fun time giving advice on how to tow (i.e. pull) a GWagen [under the thread Towing a G] especially regarding the transfer case the concensus seems to be to tow our Gs with the t-case in 2WD rather than in neutral because we all believe that the driveshafts are locked together (in 4WD) in that condition.p Okay I just turned to the ultimate authority -- our owners manual

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS M W166 ML V6 engine pics

ML350 BlueTEC V6 (diesel) ML350 BlueEFFICIENCY V6 (gas)

From a RWD point of view AWD is a tremendous improvement. If you already have FWD with most of the vehicle weight over the front axle then AWD is only slightly better and not worth the extra fuel consumption for 99.9% of us. I used to drive a rather ordinary FWD Ford sedan and it went through snow like a tractor. A RWD mercedes sedan on the other hand is pathetic. DelJ Quote Originally Posted by GregW

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS G What Makes a Great 4x4

Today I saw a Land Rover LR3 (it will be badged as a Discovery everywhere but in the U.S. I believe.) It looks like a cross between a Range Rover and a Discovery and will be priced that way as well. It is a unibody design with air suspension - looked like independent supension in front. Couldnt get a look at the rear. The off-road control knob is hillarious Its rotary knob with positions for grassgravelsnow

all the current jeeps for sale are competent off roaders. the rubicon is a great off roader and the grand cherokee and the liberty are decent off roaders. better than most of the drivel being sold out there right now. also with a live axle the pumpkin (differential) hangs under the car whereas with an IRS its mounted on a subframe right under the rear floorboards. because of the fixed position of

Quote neanderthal - 1032004 1252 AM . . . also with a live axle the pumpkin (differential) hangs under the car whereas with an IRS its mounted on a subframe right under the rear floorboards. because of the fixed position of the IRS diff engineers can plan on rear seating. they know the diff is not going to move.. with the live axle version some room must be left to accomodate axle movement. just wanted

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS E II 210 Rear Jack Points

Hey everyone i have a floor jack and set of jack stands and im trying to lift up the rear of my vehicle so i can do some investigating work with my strange rattle and flex discs...i know to lift the car from the pads by the four wheels but im struggling to find a place to put the jack stand once the vehicle has been raised i was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions or past experiences im thinking about getting some ramps but would rather not if i didnt have to. Thanks in advance Brian

Ive lifted with the differential. This isnt a live axle like an American car there is a lot of flex when you lift the car from there. It seems to work but if you break something dont come crying to me. There doesnt seem to be a very good place to put the stands other than the lift points. Makes me want a lift in the garage. One day I will have one.

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS S IV 220 bringing it back to life

2000 s500 bought from an old lady Dr. who took good care of it but as it is an older car it still needs work. she had her indie recommend the services she needed. He said front control arms valve cover gaskets 13pin o rings. I was able to do that myself. What he didnt tell her was that the light to mid vibration starting at about 45 mphs was also an issue. So Ive been trying to figure out the problem

I think that the squeaks that you are getting are not being caused by the suspension flexing up and down. What you are hearing are rotating noises ie drive-train related. Since you have already changed out the differential then work out from there. You have an axle shaft on either side with bearings on the wheel ends and a CV joint attached to the diff. That could be the source of your noise. My experience

MERCEDES BENZ CLASS E II 210 Brake Job and Wheel Bearings

Well Ive done it. With the help of a more knowledgeable friend I took on the brake job for my sled. Gregs notes and DIY were great -- but some questions came up. The front rotors were impossible to remove so we just took the rotor off with the front hub as one piece. The brake lathe was able to hold the complete assembly and turn the rotor ( down to 23.5 mm). We then cleaned out the old grease repacked

We sprayed Kryiol Lube like it was going out of style. In defense this is the first brake job Im doing since taking over the car around a year ago. It did live for a while back East -- first few years in Upstate NY. I was afraid of banging too hard on the rotors would either warp or crack them and add to my problems. We went to pull the rear rotors today and no dice. With the E brake off (and the little

MERCEDES BENZ 190 W201 1988 MB190E How

Hi All Enthusiasts I have a 1988 mb 190E (201). i have just acquired it January this year. i have several questions. 1. without the manual i really dont know the function of the three knobs just below th AC controls. what do they do 2. how can i findidentify my engine displacement heres the VIN WDB2010241F469125 3. what is the ideal temp 80C or below 4. is 98 octane petrol ideal for my car 5. can i

want to convert to an electric fan this will give you better gas mileage and restore robbed horse power from your clutch fan. Check your coolant overflow tank cap sometimes the rubber seal had deteriorated. Suspension - the 201 was designed as a sports sedan. You want top notch equipment in your suspension to really make the 190 perform like it should. Try not to use such low profile tires. mercedes

want to convert to an electric fan this will give you better gas mileage and restore robbed horse power from your clutch fan. Check your coolant overflow tank cap sometimes the rubber seal had deteriorated. Suspension - the 201 was designed as a sports sedan. You want top notch equipment in your suspension to really make the 190 perform like it should. Try not to use such low profile tires. mercedes

MERCEDES BENZ 190 W201 shifts hard into second gear

I just purchased this 190e 2.6 with 174k on it. The previous owner liked to braille park so the corner bumper clips were all broken. Of course the local dealer didnt have any in stock. When it shifts into second driving slowly it has a burping sound and the rear has a minor clunk. i havent checked the rear diff yet. have changed all the fluids spark plugs had to do the tie rod. The car starts and runs well. the water pump has been changed as well as the thermostat. any ideas what the burping is

Quote Originally Posted by mxfrank ... The flex disks connect the front and back of the drivetrain to the drive shaft as the universals would do on normal cars. The mercedes driveshaft is weirdly designed...it has a single universal in the center. Universals should always be mounted in pairs because a single universal creates driveline judder if the engine transmission and differential arent exactly

MERCEDES BENZ 124 124 Klunk under the trunk

Hello guy and gals. I am a new member who has been searching your threads for years to help me keep my 1990 300e 3.0 automatic alive. In the past I have been able to find the answer I needed with out posting a thread (Not this time) so here goes. My 300e has always shifted hard but lately I have noticed a scary klunk at the rear of the car when slowing down or during slow acceleration. This is obviously

Looks like youre leaking diff fluid so I wont be surprised if the level is low. As Jayare said the 12 drive 14mm Allen socket is what you need to removeinstall the drain and fill plugs. Its hard to tell from your pics but it seems that the left diff mount bushing may be shot. These do go bad with age and then you get metal-to-metal contact and noise. They are somewhat of a bee-otch to replace since

MERCEDES BENZ 124 124 Advice needed

Good morning W124 Owners I own a 1996 S 600 L (W140) and would like also another sister to it i would like to buy the E400 or E500 is there any in that specific range (1993 - 1995) i am not aware of problems what to look first I livein a very Hot Country (U.A.E.) which means Ac is like Engine in importance So i would appreciate help form the Owners thanks People

I happen to live in an area where summer temps can exceed 40C and I agree AC is just as important as the engine. All the late 124 chassis cars MAY have problems with the evaporator core leaking around here 12 the cars for sale need freon that could easily be a 3000.00 job. Not only is cold AC on a test important but a few days later it should be the same. If you find a car that had documentation of

Quote Originally Posted by Bergwerks Steve I happen to live in an area where summer temps can exceed 40C and I agree AC is just as important as the engine. All the late 124 chassis cars MAY have problems with the evaporator core leaking around here 12 the cars for sale need freon that could easily be a 3000.00 job. Not only is cold AC on a test important but a few days later it should be the same.

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