Alignment &Tire Wear Issue and/or Clunk or Thud From Front Suspension on Mercedes-Benz CLK320

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 73,280 (40,000–110,000)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
11 people reported this problem
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Dealer wants $800 to replace bushing.
During an aligment, they notice it...Quoted me $800 to fix it
dealer advised bushings cracked and gasket was leaking - covered under extended warranty
on exam by MB dealer bushings were diagnosed as cracked - fortunately I had extended warranty and replacement was covered.