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.
Alignment &Tire Wear Issue and/or Clunk or Thud From Front Suspension on Mercedes-Benz CLK320
11 people reported this problem
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 110,000 mi, Visitor
Dealer wants $800 to replace bushing.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 40,000 mi, Visitor
During an aligment, they notice it...Quoted me $800 to fix it
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 52,400 mi, Visitor
dealer advised bushings cracked and gasket was leaking - covered under extended warranty
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 59,003 mi, Visitor
on exam by MB dealer bushings were diagnosed as cracked - fortunately I had extended warranty and replacement was covered.