2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK550
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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 ProblemsTorque Thrust Bushings May Crack and Leak Oil
Torque thrust bushings in the front suspension may crack and leak oil, this causes steering alignment problems and excessive tire wear. Another symptom of a worn bushing is a clunk or thud noted when turning, on hard acceleration, or hard braking.
The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
Ball joints can wear out prematurely, causing wear in the tires.