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Old 10-25-2018, 10:11 PM
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hey first post, my 2010 e550 used to drop to the ground in park but now won't rise at all, I have replaced the pump and the leveling valve, kind of at a loss, perhaps the struts leak, is there anyway to test them prior to randomly replacing them, also is there a cheap but reliable aftermarket alternative? thanks in advance for any help....
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hey first post, my 2010 e550 used to drop to the ground in park but now won't rise at all, I have replaced the pump and the leveling valve, kind of at a loss, perhaps the struts leak, is there anyway to test them prior to randomly replacing them, also is there a cheap but reliable aftermarket alternative? thanks in advance for any help....
I replaced my rear air struts with Arnott aftermarket brand couple years ago and they are holding up well. Way cheaper than OEM.
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:50 AM
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Just went through the same thing and if you bought a valve block from anyone other than MB that is probably your issue . I ended up taking mine to a shop and was informed that they usually don't work and they ordered one from a MB dealer and all was good .
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Just went through the same thing and if you bought a valve block from anyone other than MB that is probably your issue . I ended up taking mine to a shop and was informed that they usually don't work and they ordered one from a MB dealer and all was good .
I did use an after market at one point when the system was intermittently erratic so when the problem became worse I switched back and it doesn't seem to be related to the valve block...
so I bought an air compressor and pressurized the fronts independently and the left front just blows out by the tire, the right seems fine, no leak.... where can I find a left front air strut?
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I replaced my rear air struts with Arnott aftermarket brand couple years ago and they are holding up well. Way cheaper than OEM.

where can I find a left front? Arnott only has rear..... are they the same for w211 and w212?
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The front struts are not the same from W212 and W211
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where can I find a left front? Arnott only has rear?
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do they only do rebuilds? it looks like they want me to send my strut in.... btw thanks a lot for the help and the pdf's
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you kinda limited on the fronts , hard to find. So your options are not that wide.
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im sending it out to be rebuilt, ill post when I know if it helped
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where can I find a left front? Arnott only has rear..... are they the same for w211 and w212?
arnott started selling fronts last week..4matic only. Are u sending to rmt? I will be purchasing 2 fronts from them sometime in the next couple of weeks when the shop takes my old ones out
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yes, it is in transit to RMT right now, ill let you know how it works out...
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So now I will throw this in. Very weird.

If if I leave my car on sports setting over night the rear of the car drops down. Both sides evenly all the way.

If if I leave it on comfort it does not drop down. How is this even possible?
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So now I will throw this in. Very weird.

If if I leave my car on sports setting over night the rear of the car drops down. Both sides evenly all the way.

If if I leave it on comfort it does not drop down. How is this even possible?
could this be due to a larger amount of air when car in comfort?
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could this be due to a larger amount of air when car in comfort?
But the car does not seem to drop at all when left in Comfort height.
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