Excess Free Play in Steering and/or Alignment Issue on Mercedes-Benz SLK230

One or more of the following steering linkage components may wear prematurely;  tie rod ends, drag link, or idler arm. Our technicians remind us the wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted if any of these items are replaced.

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7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
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Wheel wobbles play in steering wheel and road wander changed tie rods and did alignment still off and tire wearing fast