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Old 05-04-2011, 09:26 AM
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My rear passenger wheel sit 1/4 inch lower than other side?

I washed my car yesterday and catched my eyes that the rear wheel not the same level. More than a quater inch different is that normal or what's the problems? (rear wheels have the same PSI) I have no idear in car so please let me know in detail if you can thank you so much.

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moonlite,

Is your car parked on a level surface or on a slight angle, because cars with air suspension like the S and E Class will auto level themselves. My car does it all the time, where I park, one side is slightly higher then the other. But when I'm on a level surface their perfect. I would drive around for a few minutes, park the car on a flat surface wait for about 15 minutes for the suspension to drop as it does, then measure it again. if it's still off, then a visit to a shop may be needed, to diagnose your problem. My car when the doors are unlocked, the car's air compressor kicks on raising the car. I thought that I had an issue a few weeks ago, as the car was sitting low on one side, until I remember this fact.
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moonlite,

Is your car parked on a level surface or on a slight angle, because cars with air suspension like the S and E Class will auto level themselves. My car does it all the time, where I park, one side is slightly higher then the other. But when I'm on a level surface their perfect. I would drive around for a few minutes, park the car on a flat surface wait for about 15 minutes for the suspension to drop as it does, then measure it again. if it's still off, then a visit to a shop may be needed, to diagnose your problem. My car when the doors are unlocked, the car's air compressor kicks on raising the car. I thought that I had an issue a few weeks ago, as the car was sitting low on one side, until I remember this fact.
When I washed my car it was not on level surface of driveway. Then after I washed I pulled in garage which it very much level. I just pull out to wash and pull in. I'll try to drive the car and carefully look it again.

PS. I just look in extended warranty paper and DAME! It just expired on April 15 2011. It will kill me if end up a lot money to repair that problem. I drive the car only 3k miles in the last 19 months and extended warranty cost 3,995 plus 99.88 tax = 4094.88 for 24 months. Bought the car 28k mi for $27k from previous owner who bought a warranty (not a single cent to spend in warranty very stupid decision make)
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Why keep a car, that you only driven for 3000 miles in 1 1/2 years?
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Why keep a car, that you only driven for 3000 miles in 1 1/2 years?
Many people have been asking me that question. I love the S so much and like to have a third car, just some time to drive on weekend therefore; not much miles on it.
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I would bet you don't have a problem.
If you had an airmatic issue you would see your car settle to the ground if you leave it sitting that much and don't drive it.
Park it in the garage and measure from the center of the wheel to the lip of the fender on all four wheels. Then measure from the ground to the lip and see what the variability is corner to corner.
Even with that...If you're not walking out to a car sitting super low you're ok.
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I don't think that you have an issue. i think that if the level is off, it might just be the level sensor. Because if it was a air strut or air spring, the car would be slammed on that corner of the car.
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Happens all the time. Just two days ago i was parking in the alley in chicago, one wheel went up on a speed hump the rest of the car on regular road, the wheel that was on the speed hump was all the way up in to the fender. the car remained nice and level.
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Originally Posted by MoonLite View Post
When I washed my car it was not on level surface of driveway.
theres your answer.

This is normal.
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I don't think that you have an issue. i think that if the level is off, it might just be the level sensor. Because if it was a air strut or air spring, the car would be slammed on that corner of the car.
I spend 5 hrs yesterday looking for the answers and it came cross about strut, valve block with cost to repair or replace them were scared me to DEAD. To tell you guy the true, I have no idear how these items look alike that how dumb I am . I should take the car to dealer to let them check over every thing before extended warranty exp. on 4-15-11, so it'll peace of mind but I didn't. I was thinking I still have serveral months left a BIG mistake. The car only with a little over 29K mi kept supper clean and I will be so mad if these items are air leak or cracks and have to pay $$$.
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lol i had same problem, because this car is so complex.. we become paranoid over the little things
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I guess I have to resurrect the old topic after replacing rear axles, and removing the diff and putting everything back together, my 00 S500 rear passenger wheel sits really high. I can put my whole fist and still don’t touch the fender. I thought that’s rear level sensor and replaced it, but no fix. Resetting the battery did not help either. It just sits almost all the way high, just that wheel.
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