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Do I need a new one?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Scott.G, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Scott.G

    Scott.G Active Member

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    Jacked up rear of my 211 E class estate to try to find Airmatic leak and discovered this shock absorber looking thing with a perished cover! Anyone tell me what it is ad do I need a new one? No luck finding the Airmatic leak yet. Was hoping to find loose hose. IMG_3291.JPG IMG_3290.JPG


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  2. EmilysDad

    EmilysDad Senior Member

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    airmatic problems seems to be the flavour of the season :(:(
     
  3. Dell

    Dell Senior Member

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    It looks like just the gator to me to keep the crap out but without it the shocker will soon perish.
    Dell
     
  4. AMGeed

    AMGeed Senior Member

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    Almost on a par with ABC;)
     
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    Xtractorfan Senior Member

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    No you just need a new outer 'dust' cover.
     
  6. Submariner1

    Submariner1 Senior Member

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    Weird how the shock is so so perished and covered in crud yet the strut behind looks relatively clean?
    I would want to get that gaitor changed asap before the piston corrodes and crude wrecks the seal.
     

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