C280 1999, rear differential axle noise, cornering, coasting - Mercedes-Benz Forum

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C280 1999, rear differential axle noise, cornering, coasting

I have a 1999 C280. Three weeks ago I changed the oil and replaced it with 75W90. Took it for a family vacation of 2300 miles and all was well. Two days after my return the rear end began making noise when coasting. The noise goes away while accelerating.

This noise begins after 8 - 10 miles of travel and it worsens when turning right, lessens (quits) when turning left while coasting.

I pulled the oil yesterday out of the differential case and the oil is slightly browner than when I added it but clear, no metallic debris. I stuck a magnet in the drain plug hole and nothing came out. Any ideas
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