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Old 12-08-2014, 08:05 PM
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I am new to the car (E500) and already having problems. the past two-three days I have gotten the visit workshop warning for Airmatic. Today I measure the height of the car on each corner FL and RR are the same height. The FR is close to 1/2 inch higher. LR is close to 1/2 inch lower than the FL. where do I start trying to narrow down the issue. The light came on the past few days and after shutting down the car and restarting, the light does not come back on? I don't want to be caught out and it drops. I want to fix the problem without throwing money at it. I want to find the problem. What may be the issue? What can I do to narrow down the issue.


Help - Wanna drive it not look at it clean in he yard.
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Check the hoses for air leaks using soapy water and look for bubbles. If its a hose then the fix is not expensive. If not a hose then it is most likely a shock/air spring. I replaced my two front shocks with Arnott shocks. Have them replaced in pairs. Cost for both including labor may be about 1000.00 to 1200.00.
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Where are the hoses, I see the two on the front struts but I cannot see where they go and get lost.
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Don't worry the right front bad / strut will fail soon. Then the left. You might as well research how to change them and Arnott for replacements.
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I want to fix the problem without throwing money at it. I want to find the problem. What may be the issue? What can I do to narrow down the issue.
Have someone with MB DAS pull fault codes this should give a definitive answer as to what is going, start with DIY check for leaks - see here http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.cGU&cad=rja

As previously mentioned, Arnott for cost effective replacement parts (when identified) https://www.arnottindustries.com/pro...FUdefgod85YACA
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Once every couple of months on very random occasions I will get that "visit workshop" sign on dash with the car and the up arrow symbol.

But for the last year of owning the car, I have not had any dragging or severely low ride heights. The only time was after it sat for about a week, and the rear wheels were almost bottomed out. But as soon as I started the car, they rose right back up and no issues.

All I would suggest is to check the airlines as shown by konigstiger's attachment.

Have you noticed that your car sags at all overnight?
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