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

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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Average mileage: 73,280 (40,000–110,000)
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005
11 people reported this problem
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 110,000 mi,
Dealer wants $800 to replace bushing.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 40,000 mi,
During an aligment, they notice it...Quoted me $800 to fix it
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 52,400 mi,
dealer advised bushings cracked and gasket was leaking - covered under extended warranty
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 59,003 mi,
on exam by MB dealer bushings were diagnosed as cracked - fortunately I had extended warranty and replacement was covered.