wandering clk

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by mad mark, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. mad mark

    mad mark New Member

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    on uneven road surfaces my clk 230 sport wanders,on motorways there's no problem.tyre pressures are correct and the wheel alignment's spot on. wheel balance is ok also.235/55-17 tyre size. there's no squeeks,rubbing or any other strange noises,the brakes and wheel bearings sound and feel ok.... any ideas!:confused:
     
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    Kamisuma Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Tyres should be 235/40-17 on a CLK, but that is unlikely to cause wandering.

    Uneven road surfaces can cause wandering.

    You say it is ok on motorways, so I wouldn't be too worried.
     
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    Jack the front up and check the front bearings for play, mine wandered slightly and the bearings were both slack and a quick adjust and it was better.

    4 wheel alignment made it a lot better still



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    It copuld also be the castor bushes worn. See it alot ATM.
     
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    wanering clk

    thanks for the tips on what to check caster bushes and wheelbearings are ok but she's still doing it!!!!:rolleyes: :confused:
     
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    That does sound like wheel bearings.

    I would triple check those tyre sizes too.
     
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    wanering clk

    tyres are 235\40-17 not 55 as i said:eek:. found a dodgy wheel bearing on near side not as bad now thanks for all the advice and tips:)
     
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    Is the steering damper ok. Take a bolt out and move it to see if there is any damping left . (or is it leaking )
     
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    If you have a staggered AMG setup , you should have 225/45/17 on the front and 245/40/17 on the rear.

    Alternatively you could have 225/45/17 all round , but 235/40/17 are wrong.
     
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