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Tires wearing out on one side

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On my 1997 E320, that I bought used 2 months ago with 151K on it, I have been having problems with it. Problems like the dash not working sometimes, the shocks making noise, transmission jumping when breaking, and a couple of others, but now I have another problem.

When I bought the car, the guy had relatively new cheapo Sunny tires on it and they had no problems with it, other than a nail in one which I had to put a plug in. Now after two months of driving and a bit more than a thousand miles put on the car, the tires are being worn down on one side more than the other.

I have attached pictures showing how the inside (right) of the tire is being worn down more than the outside (left) of the tire. What's the problem?


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Listen to TexFinn's advice.
It's most likely not the cheapo tires themselves. There's a reason the PO was running cheapo tires. The PO may have been too cheapo to properly maintain the car, including its wheel alignment & suspension components. Possibly also too cheapo to properly maintain the transmission. Verify transmission fluid level, condition & when last replaced. Then check if tranny is covered with years of gunk. Heat-related issues, Modulator and/or wiring connections could be voicing their displeasure.

The car has 151K miles. If these systems haven't been maintained, they are probably all due. Get it inspected by someone who knows Benz.
Sorry for the late reply, the plug the guy put in before I bought the car just got messed up and its leaking air. Now I need to buy a new tire because they won't fix a tire where its worn out on the sides. :(

If the car bounces on a speed bump or anything the shocks squeak. The guy before me was a cheap I am thinking now. :/
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