Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 320 (209.365), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 500 (209.375), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 240 (209.361), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 200 Kompressor (209.342), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 200 CGI (209.343), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 270 CDI (209.316), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 55 AMG (209.376), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK DTM AMG (209.376), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 350 (209.356), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 280 (209.354), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 220 CDI (209.308), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 320 CDI (209.320), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 63 AMG (209.377), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 500 (209.372), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 200 Kompressor (209.341), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 63 AMG (209.377), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 270 CDI (209.316), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 240 (209.361), MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 220 CDI (209.308) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Track Rod End for CLK (C209) and other MERCEDES-BENZ models
Tools
Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209). Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 21
Combination spanner #21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209). Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Track Rod End on CLK C209 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 270 CDI (209.316) 2003 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
    CLK C209 CLK 200 Kompressor (209.342) 2004 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209)
  4. Step 5
    Changing Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) CLK 220 CDI (209.308) 2005 by yourself
    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    How to remove MERCEDES-BENZ CLK CLK 240 (209.361) 2006 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Clean all tie rod end connections. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
  7. Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on CLK C209 CLK 500 (209.375) 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #21 (2 pieces).
  8. Step 9
    Need to know how to renew Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ CLK 2009? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Track Rod End on CLK C209 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
    MERCEDES-BENZ CLK CLK 280 (209.354) Track Rod End replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Track Rod End on CLK C209 2004 CLK 270 CDI (209.316) by yourself
    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 13
    CLK (C209) CLK 240 (209.361) 2005 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209). Professionals recommend:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements.
  13. Step 14
    How to change Track Rod End on MERCEDES-BENZ CLK (C209) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
  14. Step 15
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement CLK C209 2007 CLK 240 (209.361) Track Rod End
    Screw on the fastening nut that connects the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
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