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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 Question: How to know for sure if it's the front differential or the wheel bearings.

 

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dscoduc, Encinitas, CA, July 18, 2011, 17:30
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Grinding and vibration sound coming from the front of the car. Feel and hear it around 35mph to 60 mph.

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    Visitor, July 18, 2011, 20:05

    SOUNDS LIKE POSSIBLE BAD WHEEL BEARING, THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IF IT IS DIFF OR BEARING IS TO ROAD TEST AND DIAGNOSE, I USE A CHASSIS EAR WHEN SYMPTOMS ARE NOT OBVIOUS, BUT I CAN DETERMINE FOR SURE WHICH IS DEFECTIVE.
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    dewdaltz October 25, 2012, 21:04
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    I have the same problem as yours - grinding, vibration ( as if you are doing an engine break when you slow down). replaced mine thru dealership and paid just the labor and parts included as warranty even if I had 65000 miles already.

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