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Mercedes-Benz S320 Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

Mercedes-Benz S320 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 193,500 mi (187,000 mi - 200,000 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, , 187,000 mi

    Not complaining, The '99 S320,6cyl. Short, is one of the best I have owned-apart from cost to repair- it has been a good comfortable car. Lately it begun to sound kind of rough under and close to the rear of the car. One day it I smelled something like a metal grinding smell. Took it to the dealer and they diagnosed differential metal pieces from grinding...for $2000 they installed a used from a car lot rebuilt to be used with one year warranty.
    Works great so far.

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  • Visitor, , 200,000 mi

    Driveshaft fell of at 60 mph. Riped the wiring, brake cable and caused the car not start afterwards

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