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03 cl500 suspension dropping while in park while the car is running

 
Old 03-21-2017, 10:36 AM
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03 cl500 suspension dropping while in park while the car is running

Hi guys, so I just picked up an 03 cl500 a week ago. The ABC seems to work well, however I have noticed that while the car is in park but running the suspension dips a little. I sat in the car waiting for about 20 mins and it just kept dropping a little over time. When I got out to see just how low it had dipped it didn't look unusually low.
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It adjusts itself if you are sitting parked with the car running . That is normal

You can probably feel the sudden dips but not the slow rise
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It adjusts itself if you are sitting parked with the car running . That is normal

You can probably feel the sudden dips but not the slow rise
Thanks Tusabes. its great to know this is normal.
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Both of my 600s have done this, I thought it was bad but it is considered "normal".

FWIW, if you dig around, there is an updated ABC controller that uses different programming to eliminate this, it has a different oscillation of the valves when parked so you don't feel the sudden change. It is strictly a comfort update, there is nothing wrong with the early ones. So it can be fixed, but there's no reason to unless you need a new ABC module.
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