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Was interested in purchasing an E350, 2008 at a dealership.

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Was interested in purchasing an E350, 2008 at a dealership. The dealer just informed me that the car has issues with differentials, but it runs. Don't know what that means and not sure if its worth it to purchase.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your E350 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Was planning to have it repaired if I buy. Car has 68000 miles.

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Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 11 months ago
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Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 11 months ago

Hello, so depending on if the car is a 4-matic or not, (4wheel drive or***** you will either have 1 or 2 differentials.

one in the front and one in the rear. both are very expensive to replace. the E class does have a lot of issues with the differentials.

in my mind if the car is a great deal and you can have a independent shop replace the rear differential or front with a used one in good condition it may be worth the purchase. but if you dont have those resources I would stay away.

hope this helps.

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Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 10 months ago

Hello, are you still needing help?

If not would you please take a second to rate my service, thanks, Lou

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Mercedes Mechanic: Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician replied 10 months ago

I have taken my time to answer your question the best I could and I will continue to help if you need follow up information , all I ask is that you PLEASE take a second to rate my service so I may receive my credit for assisting you. the only way I am paid for my info and time is when you rate, if there is a issue with the info I sent and you need more help or anything then by all means please let me know and I will continue to help you, but please take the time to rate me so I may be paid. Thank you. Lou P.

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