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Mercedes-Benz S430 Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

Mercedes-Benz S430 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 111,000 mi (62,000 mi - 160,000 mi)


A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    I have a same problem I feel vibration throght center floor especially when I go over 50

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  • Visitor, , 62,000 mi

    vibration from underneath the vehicle when tarveling at a high speed. I thought it was the drive shaft but if was never confirmed by the mechanic. But after readding this column I will have him check the car tomorrow while it is in the shop.

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