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Tire Wear Caused By Worn Front Thrust Link Bushings on Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the front thrust link bushings cracking and causing excessive movement in the suspension. The thrust link bushings are fluid-filled (to help reduce vibration), so if they crack, they will leak oil.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 135,333 (100,000–196,000)
2 model years affected: 2005, 2006
7 people reported this problem
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The bushings became worn and I probably delayed replacing them longer than I should have; I definitely noticed increased tire wear.
Tires kept wearing out in the front. Finally had the entire front suspension diagnosed and it was the bushings and bearings. 1400.00