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About Mercedes-Benz CLK430

As a model of the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, which is the successor to the Mercedes-Ben E-Class (C124/A124) and has an image of with Benz's well-known strengths and presence as well as daring styling, Mercedes-Benz CLK430 was built by the DaimlerChrysler between 1999 and 2003 as a mid-size luxury sports car. Originally introduced as a model in the first-generation CLK-Class, CLK430 had been available for about five model years before being discontinued and being replaced by the CLK500 for the 2004 model year.
Mercedes-Benz CLK430 (W208) made its debut for the 1999 model year when the CLK-Class was in its first generation. It was offered in two body styles, 2-door convertible and 2-door coupe but came in only one trim level. Equipped with 17-inch wheels, aero enhancements and different-colored interior trims, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, SmartKey Keyless entry, a Bose cassette stereo, power seats with memory, front seat side airbags, antilock brakes, stability control, turn-signal indicator, TeleAid emergency cellular service, a new instrument cluster, multifunction steering wheel, the COMAND navigation/phone/trip computer/sound system, and new black bird's eye maple wood trim, Mercedes-Benz CLK430 was also available for a Sport package in the United States. During its whole lifetime, the CLK430 was powered by a 4.3 L V8 rated at 275 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque and power was sent through a 5-speed automatic transmission with a manual mode to the rear wheels.

Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Boasting sleek styling, solid chassis, composed ride and comfortable front seats, Mercedes-Benz CLK430 is a car that more than a few of us wouldn't mind parking in our driveways. However, a fact you could ignore is that the youngest CLK430 now is at least fourteen years old and these common problems on it deserve your full attention:
First, the most serious problem the Mercedes-Benz CLK430 drivers have ever met during their driving would be the engine failure. As the soul and power source of a vehicle, the engine must be kept in the best shape. However, some experienced CLK430 drivers complained that when the vehicle reached a certain mileage, the engine will start to make noises to distract their attention while driving; after a while, the vehicle will have performance issues such as misfiring, stalling, hard starting or inability to start; before the vehicle breaks down completely, it will witness a drastic reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy. When the Check Engine Light comes on, you should be aware that the CLK430 oil filter, spark plug, engine control module, oxygen sensor, air filter, fuel pump, exhaust manifold gasket and valve cover gasket need a thorough inspection.
Second, another problem on Mercedes-Benz CLK430 that troubles many drivers is the suspension failure, which is often underestimated by drivers. Many drivers thought the worse consequence this problem could bring is the uncomfortable and unsteady ride. In fact, it is more than that based on the professional CLK430 repairmen. When there are clunking or grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle, you should be alert as they are making uneven and excessive tire wear, which is the culprit of the tilting vehicle. Before you end up with poor handling due to intense car vibration, unintentional steering and poorly operated steering wheel, please make sure the CLK430 wheel bearing, shock absorber, sway bar bushing, control arm bushing, coil springs, air suspension and coil spring insulator are in right order all the time.
Apart from above-mentioned common problems on Mercedes-Benz CLK430, practice routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of it to lower the possibility of fatal accidents seems to be more effective and reasonable. Some parts of it are bound not to be able to last as long as the vehicle could due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions. And you are advised to maintain the CLK430 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, cabin air filter, fog light and headlight routinely since they are also essential for creating a safe and comfortable driving environment.
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