1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Strange vibration W209 CLK 320 cdi

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by mymelt8, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. mymelt8

    mymelt8 Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Location:
    Thame, Oxfordshire.
    Your Mercedes:
    CLK320 cdi 2006 / C220 cdi 2005
    Hello everyone. I have a problem with vibration that has been developing over the last few months.
    It becomes apparent at about 50mph and increases progressively from there. At first I thought the rear wheels needed balancing so I had them done twice to be sure. No improvement. I then replaced the tyres with a different make ( off with the Dunlops and on with Michelin ) with no improvement. It is getting worse and feels like a faster vibration than a wheel balance issue to be honest. It doesn't make any difference whether the car is under acceleration, neutral or coasting. The vibration stays the same. Any ideas?
     
  2. grahamcol

    grahamcol Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,125
    Likes Received:
    115
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Location:
    West Midlands
    Your Mercedes:
    2001 SLK230, 2000 C280 V6
    Not sure which Merc you have but assuming it's a rear wheel drive vehicle it could be propshaft or prop centre bearing perhaps.
     
  3. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

    Messages:
    13,391
    Likes Received:
    4,921
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Location:
    Midlands / Charente-Maritime
    Your Mercedes:
    '93 500SL-32, '01 W210 Estate E240, 02 R230 SL500 (Malcolm Spec), 04 Smart Roadster Coupe
    I'd look at the rubber drive couplings. There are 2 - one at the gearbox and one at the differential.
    Any sign of cracking replace them.
     
  4. M80

    M80 Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,018
    Likes Received:
    357
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Location:
    Derbyshire
    Your Mercedes:
    Viano 3.0 ExLWB (09)
    As above look for worn bushes, play in couplings.
    Drop the prop shaft and check uj's for resistance and clicking and bearings for play.
    Strip rear brakes and check 'hand' brake shoes for security / binding, and pads aren't tight in their slides and that the calipers can travel on their slides. Are the discs running true and without chunks removed from rust around the circumference?

    Is there any chance a wheel isn't seated correctly or has been knocked out of true?

    Really it's elimination, as you have started to do, until the fault is cured.
     
  5. OP
    mymelt8

    mymelt8 Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Location:
    Thame, Oxfordshire.
    Your Mercedes:
    CLK320 cdi 2006 / C220 cdi 2005
    Thanks guys, I'll report back when I've got to the bottom of it.
     
  6. Mikeclk320

    Mikeclk320 New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2018
    Your Mercedes:
    clk 2003 320
    Hi Mymelt8 - did you ever get to the bottom of this? I've just bought a CLK320 which seems to have the same problem
     
  7. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,838
    Likes Received:
    1,489
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    Location:
    Sunny Essex
    Your Mercedes:
    W211/E320cdi/2009 and CLK200k 2009
    If you bourght it from a dealer/trader , get them to do it under warranty
     

Share This Page