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W221 back end dropped right down onto tyres

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by G style, Jan 11, 2017.

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    Craig you never felt that did you ?
     
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    You've got to push harder chap, that one didn't even touch the sides!
     
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    Been trying to find the rear level sensor rod thing.....can't even see but then again im only able to get the mercedes jack under it and its nit doing so well at getting the car up which sude is it on anyone know?
     
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    Just thinking oit loud could i disconnecte the air pipe from the compressor and then put the end of the pipe into the air hose from my compressor in the garage and very slowly put air in from there and see if the car rises and then see if that sheds any light on anything?
     
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    Does your compressor put out the same pressure as the car's Airmatic compressor? If not, it won't work.
     
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    Its a garage compressor for tools and the like....Jst thought that if i take it nice and slow it mite pump the bags up? Like i said just thinking out loud and trying to get the back end up so i can check sensor and the like.....plus try and get some axel stands under it.
     
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    It all depends what the pressure output of your compressor is vs the output of the one in the car (e.g. what system pressure is required to raise the car).

    OK quick check on the W220, it operates at between 189-232psi. So what will your garage compressor put out? If it's in that range and you can join an airline to the central reservoir, then your idea should work.

    From what I've just read though, changing the compressor is not difficult.
     
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    Yeah it looks like three bolts and a few electrical plugs plus the air pipes.....are the pumps for w220 same as the w221 then? Just wanted to check it all to see if i could find the fault before i start just replacing parts. Going to get the pump off and get some voltage to it see if it runs or not.
     
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    Ah, I know nothing about Airmatic at all other than some quick Googling, sorry. You'll need to ask one of the Indies.
     
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    No need for sorry craig thanks for the help mate some times just another persons take on things gives ideas. From the sound of it mate you obviously know more about mercedes than i do so thats a better start straight away lol.
     
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    Ha ha hahahaha hahahaaah like I know anything, I'm just on Google and reading quickly!
     
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    Lol well thanks for the quick reading lol
     
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    Well it turned out its the rear level sensor has snaped off the bracket. Thanks to all for your help just got to get one and fit it..
    Cheers again for all you input another learning curve.
     
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    That sounds cheaper & easier to fit than a compressor
     
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    Good stuff, glad to hear it chap!
     
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    Not bad guess, your have fun fitting it, they really are a cock to fit!!
     
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    Sorry that I was not in better spirits before on this subject.

    Now we all know that Colin is one of the best going, while waiting during an oil change Colin walked around my car and found that all 4 links were on the point of seizing up, had these not been done last year, then I would have had the same problem.

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