Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Problem Report

Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Harmonic Balancer May Fail and Damage Timing Cover

(6 reports)

The rubber bond in the harmonic balancer can decay, which causes the balancer to move and work its way toward the timing cover. If the balancer comes into contact with the timing cover while the engine is running, it will fracture and damage the cover and potentially other surrounding parts. The harmonic balancer should be inspected at every service.

as stated above, balancer seperated and outer portion slid back towards engine and started machining into cover and block poor quality parts should be replaced for free by MB--IMHO -
Related Items:
When the engine is running, but the vehicle is not moving, a rattle heard from beneath the veh...
I press the rest button & everything but the EC won't come off so my AC can start workin, it di...
Leaks may develop from the differential cover and/or seals on high mileage or older vehicles. O...