BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Sep 2011
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
S320 driveshaft BIG problems
Hi all, i often come on this site and find the answers i need but have had to join on behalf of my father . He owns a s320 lwb limo,rearwheel drive made in i believe Africa, 1994 is written in the log book along with 1998 so i aint sure, 2 years ago the passenger drive shaft snapped, took it to merc specialist who fixed it with no problems. last august the driver side drive shaft snapped just before what i believe is called the gater, my fathers a mechanic so we got the part and fitted it with no problems, today we were on the motorway he had cruise control and we were travelling around 70mph when there was a bang, no drive again, so we got recovered and got the car home to find what looks like the drive shaft the specialist fitted, it appeared all the bolts had fell out, no snap, no bolts sheared of in there thread, although the seal with the rounded top of the constand velocity joint seems to have it the exhaust and dissapeared.
with this being the 3rd time of something happening to the drive shafts we were wondering if any of you here have had similar problems and also if it could be the diff that could be causing this and the snaps by seizing or something.
Thankyou for any help you can offer, we just dont want to replace it again just for it to continue to be a problem. Rich
ps i think it came over to england in 1998 but was manufactured in 1994