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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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W220 Vibration after 65MPH

Hi Guys,

I have a W220 S500 and I have a vibration/wobble issue. When I get to 65 MPH or more there is a bad vibration/wobble thru the car. I got it tracked and balanced and was told there was a flat spot in my rear driver-side tyre. I bought a new tyre and it only made a slight difference? The car is smooth up until 60-ish...........

Any ideas? Is this a common thing or should I be looking for something else? All tyres are almost new except now for the brand new one fitted today.

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Bent wheel, out of balance propeller shaft, bent half-shafts, Irish roads , broken motor mount--it could be lots of things. Does the vibration worsen as you go faster, or does it just appear at that speed?

I suggest you go to the W220 forum and ask the same question there. While I own a W220, I've never had nor heard of this as a common problem but someone in that forum may have and be able to help you better than this general MB forum.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-24-2009, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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W220 wobble

Cheers for that man, it gets worse as I go faster. I will drop it down to Merc and see what they say.........$$$$$$$$.

It's hard to diagnose something like that, there are too many variables. I haven't got the expertise to look after it.

I asked the W220 forum and we'll see what they say!

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