Date registered: Aug 2009
Vehicle: 1998 E320
Location: Northern Virginia
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Vibration at idle
I have a 1998 e320 with 130,000 miles. In the last 5,000 miles I replaced all four oxygen sensors, MAF and had the transmission fluid flushed at the dealer. I first noticed the vibration after the flush. The car perfroms flawlessly when accelerating and cruising, but when it coming to a stop it "shimmys" ever so slight before stopping then has a LOW grade vibration at stop. If I shift the gear selector to N it ceases. If I do not stand hard on the brake it seems to virbrate more.
I have noticed that these symptoms are absent when the car is first operated and everything is cold. After a few miles are driven and is warming up the smoothness gives way.
Occassionally the vibration is not present during normal operation which makes it difficult to pinpoint because of the intermittance.
Anyone have an idea? Does this sound like a torque convertor issue? I have taken it to the dealer twice for this vibration, but they were less than helpful in coming up with anything.