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Old 09-28-2009, 10:40 PM
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Default 2000 S500 Air Suspension


I have an air suspension question. 3 of 4 tires are lifting up fine, but rear passenger is rubbing the fender. To start off I have checked the fuses, and the compressor runs fine. Cant hear or see any leaks on the passenger rear. So is there a valve or somthing between the bag and air line that can restrict air flow? or somthing else i should check?

Thank you in advance for any help.
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:13 PM
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Default re: suspension

My husband owns a 2000 S500 (he's a mechanic) and when he first got it he had the same problem with the left front. He took it to the dealer for a diagnostic and $125.00 later with a quote for $9,600.00 to fix the problem, we were told that the strut needed replacing.

We bought the star scan tool and to our surprise it was the left front height/level sensor. $240.00 and the problem was fixed. Our regular tool could not scan it but at least we can perform diagnotics on all benz now.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:21 AM
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thanks for the response ill give that a look.
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:15 PM
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the stealership strikes again.
The sad part is that 9,600 dollars later, the problem probably would not have been fixed.
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