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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 Question: What causes car vibrating when driven

 

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mghogan123, Buffalo, NY, October 07, 2012, 21:38
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Car is ahaking(vibrating) just started about a week ago, it has new tires new brakes new rotors and it has had an alignment. Could it be the recall ball joints the car has about 50,000 miles. We are on vacation about 400 miles from home. should we have it checked?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13627 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 08, 2012, 06:19
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    yes have it ck'd and have them look a the rubber driveshaft supports and joints they are a common failure

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    Mercedes Repair April 20, 2013, 06:26
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    The person answering this question was right. The Mercedes "Flex discs" isolate vibrations on the driveshaft. The problem with them is, they fail between 50 - 100K miles on S550's between 2007 - 2010. You will initially feel a slight vibration when accelerating and ultimately, the shaft will constantly vibrate. There won't be any error messages however, IMMEDIATE action must be taken. By not replacing these pieces your transmission will fail. There are two flex joints and make sure you get the right ones (8 holes) specifically for the S550. They vary in price but you should be able to pick up a pair from eBay for about 190.00 each.

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    NubianBenz, December 18, 2013, 16:07
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    Thanks I need that information I am taking my car to the Mercedes dealer on Monday. My car is a 2008 S550.

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