2001 MERCEDES BENZ SLK320 SLACK IN REAR DIFFERENTIAL OR TRA

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Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2001 Mercedes Benz SLK320 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 59321 miles

I have a 2001 SLK320 Mercedes (automatic). When coming to a stop at a red light and then accelerating again I notice a slackness in the engagement. When I alternate between deacceleration and acceleration quickly there appears to be a slackness in the drive train.I also have noticed a very slight oil leak coming from the rear differential. Otherwise when the car is under normal acceleration on the highway there is not a problem. Any idea what the problem is or whether I should be concerned. The car has had it's regular maintenance checks and has 59321 miles. Thanks For Any Insight

Saturday, September 27th, 2008 AT 9:40 PM

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If the problem you are describing has indications of mechanical failure, i.E. Noise, vibration, clunks, then I would check the flex disks (MB replacement for driveshaft yokes). Are they cracked or damaged? If mechanically everything seems fine then I would go to the TPS sensor. I have seen these sensors loose their ability to ramp up smoothly causing slow, erratic throttle response.

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