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Old 12-17-2013, 09:19 PM
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E500 air suspension wont raise after lower control replacement.

Hi so I have a 03 e500 and a few days ago I replaced the front lower control arm. Didn't touch the shocks or any part related to the air suspension. When i lowered the car back down, I got the "stop, car too low" message. When I did the job I did it with the car running because it was so cold out. Maybe that may have something to do with it. It's all four wheels and I worked on the front so I am confused. Any body have any idea what it could be?

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worst case scenario i have a full 2003 e500 airmatic suspension im selling/ parting out, hope its a easy fix for ya tho good luck man
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Hi so I have a 03 e500 and a few days ago I replaced the front lower control arm. Didn't touch the shocks or any part related to the air suspension. When i lowered the car back down, I got the "stop, car too low" message. When I did the job I did it with the car running because it was so cold out. Maybe that may have something to do with it. It's all four wheels and I worked on the front so I am confused. Any body have any idea what it could be?
There should be a arm connected to send feedback to the system for height position. Was it disconnected? is it connected? Is the air strut un plugged?
Is it all 4 wheels or just the one worked on.
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Yea the arms are untouched. I checked those. And it is all four.
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How does leaving the car running help with the cold unless you are sitting in it? Running it on a lift is probably at the root of your issue here. Was the suspension compressor running the whole time it was on the lift?
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I did it on a driveway with just the front jacked up and the engine heat helped a lil with the cold in 20 degree weather I don't know if having the car running made the compressor constantly trying to lower it. But I didn't hear anything and I was right under the car the whole time.
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Do you hear air leaking out of it when you get in and start the engine?

Otherwise you will have to check for no power to the airmatic pump / relay. Under the left front fender inner liner.
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It was fixed with a Reset with the STAR
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It was fixed with a Reset with the STAR
do you have star or did someone come out with a star
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