could also be a half shaft, how many miles on the car?
My 1987 190E has developed a thumping noise from the rear end.
Sometimes it is there, and sometimes not - which makes it hard to
I took it in to the service station, and after searching around the
differential, could find no problem. They thought it might have
something to do with the drive shaft, but couldn't see anything wrong.
The thumping noise stopped for a few weeks, but has come back. It
only happens when I accelerate - stays for a while, then stops for a
The car is going in for another service this week, and I hope they'll
find the cause.