The E320 4Matic was the first AWD passenger car designed by Mercedes Benz. The model line started in 1998 with an all-wheel drive drivetrain system that give it the off road advantage and the on road stability that owners of four wheel drive vehicle enjoy. To achieve that, Mercedes installed two driveshafts and four axles on this W210 chassis, which was offered both as a Sedan and Wagon. There is a long rear two-piece driveshaft on the vehicle and a short front one-piece drive shaft that connects the transfer case to the front differential.
Failure of the front drive shaft is common for the E320 4Matic. A vibration during speeds of over 30 mph is very common. The front driveshaft U joints will also show signs of rust when they are extremely bad. High quality E320 Drive shaft replacement is important for the correct function of this vehicle.
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Mercedes Benz E320 4Matic Driveshaft Design
The rear 2-piece driveshaft connects the transmission to the rear differential and incorporates a center support in the middle with a slip yoke and a single U-Joint. There are also two Flex discs in the rear and front that connect this driveshaft to the transmission. There is also a front driveshaft, which is a straight tubular shaft with a single U-Joint mounted on each end with a slip yoke in the middle.
For our E320 4Matic front driveshaft we made the following improvements and changes over the weak original design:
- Redesign of the front and rear flanges to accommodate U joints that are replaceable, unlike the originals which are not. This gives you the advantage of being able to replace just the joint, and not the whole driveline itself, in case of a failure.
- The slip yoke has larger wider splines to handle more stress and eliminate play this is a propriety design for our front drive shaft.
Our E320 propeller shaft is made by state of the art machinery, and it is an OEM Fitment product. All our driveshafts are speed balanced at 3500 RPM and are built to last and perform, to give you long lasting operation and vibration free product.
All replacement parts, such as U-joints, center support bearing and front nose bushing, are available from us at a low cost. Replacing these parts is something you may want to consider in case of a future breakdown after the warranty ends, and it is something the competition may not be able to help you with.
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If you have any technical questions or a driveshaft problem and need advice, please Contact Us. We will be glad to help! Our tech support staff includes a Mercedes Benz Master technician with over 30 years of experience who is here to help with your Mercedes E320 drivetrain needs.
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