1987 MERCEDES 560 SL

  • Tiny
  • BJ
  • 1987 Mercedes Benz 560sl
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 160,000 miles

When starting out from a dead stop there is a thumping noise coming from the drive train. I have to let off the gas pedal and kind of baby it along and than it stops. It happens from a stop until getting to 25 to 30mph if I give it to much gas. If I start out very very gradual with the gas pedal its not a big problem, but if I give it to much gas its really bad. Could it be something with the drive shaft? I'm not mechanical at all so I'm just trying to get an idea before I take it to get it checked out this spring.

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Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 8:26 PM

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