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.
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Most reported Mercedes-Benz CLK350 problems
Mercedes M272/M273 [V6 and V8] intake manifold fault, flapper controlling arm breaks causing car to hesitate and malfunction. Throws numerous codes and check engine light
Mercedes dealer fix, replace the complete intake manifold. very expensive repair.
DIY fix replace the control arm only and not the complete intake manifold, available from alternate sources[non-Mercedes].