2001 E430 4matic

Asked by Dec 23, 2015 at 05:06 PM about the 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 430 4MATIC

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2001 E430 4matic makes a loud thump
or clunk noise when shifting from
/park to reverse/reverse to drive/etc. also a
similar sound when
decelerating/accelerating rapidly

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There's 2 rubber donuts on the prop shaft that runs between the gearbox and the rear differential, 1 at each end. 1 or possibly both needs replacing. The clunk you're hearing is the prop shaft being allowed to twist because of the damaged rubber not holding it in place properly.

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