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Ball bearings, CV joints, tie rods?

Hi all,

2001 SLK320 with mileage = 68K

I have just noticed that when I make right turns of about <45 degrees, the car feels like it's being pulled back and does not want to move. Noise happens sometimes from the suspension somewhere. The steering wheel spins like it's added force to spin faster accommodating the turns. I assume that the suspension system and steering system are stock. This problem has been there since I bought the car.

1) Have you experienced this problem?
2) What could be the problem? Ball bearing problems? CV joints, Axles, tie rods...?

Appreciate your input and advise.

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I would see if you could take another one for a test drive and see if it is the same or not. Suspension and bearing issues should have noises associated with them. Rear differential is the only thing I could think of, but that would be odd. You could check the fluid in it.
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