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2017 W213 E220 Estate rear suspension dropped/fault

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Kneale, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. Kneale

    Kneale New Member

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    Tried to pop out to the shop last night and noticed the car was bouncing around all over the place, and then a suspension malfunction orange warning was displayed.
    I drove it back home and noticed the the rear was sat very low with the wheels under the wheel arches.

    I've tried t get it booked in an my local independent specialist for investigation but theyr'e currently closed due to Covd-19 restrictions

    My mechanic has however advised the most likely cause of this fault could be the rear level sensor/sensors or the linkages to them

    Has any one had any experience of these failing? are they easy to access to inspect the linkages to see if its broken? photos of where they are would be really useful.

    does anyone know the part number an estimated cost of replacement?
     

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  2. malcolm210

    malcolm210 Senior Member

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    Before you start jacking up the car is the air pump operating when the car is started - if not the relay may have burnt out
     
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    I can’t hear the compressor running.
    Any ideas where the compressor relay is located? Or which fuses it is to check?
     
  4. malcolm210

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    Re fuses not sure on the S213, you will need to consult the fuse chart. The air pump relay on the S212 is located in the boot behind the nearside drop down side panel where there is a cut out in the trim
     
  5. Cronan Corbett

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    Exact same issue has just happened to me, unfortunately cannot get it sorted until 21st May due to restrictions.
    However, the compressor appears to be working as front is lowering/raising when switching between comfort and eco on Dynamic Select.
    Will let you know when i can get someone to look at it.
     
  6. LostKiwi

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    Sounds like your height sensor isn't working. There's a metal arm off the rear sway bar that can rust and break that will cause this issue.
     
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    Thanks, someone also mentioned that, Dealer tomorrow so hopefully that advice will point them in the right direction and make sure that keeps costs to a minimum
     
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    Well, bad news.
    Dealer says that the whole system is F****d. Water got into system and compressor, valves etc. all need to be replaced, cost c. Euro 1,200.
    However the car is only just out of original UK warranty (car imported to Ireland) and given age, condition, nature of fault etc. the dealer is negotiating with MB and are hoping that most of the cost will be covered.
    Anyone else had experience like this?
     
  9. steveq

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    Hi,

    That's not good news.
    If MB do it under an extended warranty then it's not too bad.

    If they don't, I suggest that you shop around and get a second opinion.
     

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