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Old 11-12-2003, 05:31 AM
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On MBs it is the lower ball joint that is loaded. You need to unload the joint by jacking one side up and placing a jack stand at the outermost point of the lower control arm. Remove the tire and stick a long pry bar between#6 and #9 the lower control arm and lower ball joint. If you get more than a couple of millimeters, the joint is fairly worn. You can prang around on #4 the bushings for the upper control arm and see if you get any movement there.
I think your clunk may be coming from a broken engine mount. I've seen it before. The weight of the engine shifts once in one direction until you turn in the opposite direction which makes it shift again.

Good luck,
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