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Airmatic

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Ricky 205, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. Ricky 205

    Ricky 205 Member

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    Hi
    My E class estate 2014 is looking like it is leaking air ( sitting low at rear in the mornings).
    Has anyone got any info on replacement airbags and how to install them
     
  2. EmilysDad

    EmilysDad Senior Member

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    I had Arnott airbags fitted to the back of my R Class. I had each bag supplied & fitted for the price of each OE airbag ..... I took the easy way out & paid someone else. :oops:
     
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    Are these expensive parts?
     
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    Each original MB rear airbag (only fitted to the rear unless you have full airmatic - very rare) is circa £350 each Arnott comes in at less than half that price
     
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    Ricky 205

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    Thanks Malcolm
    Do you have any experience with fitting them?
    I have done a quick search on the arnott bag's but unsure where to purchase them from their website does not seem to sell parts. Do you know who sells them?
     
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    Hey Ricky, do you definitely know it is the airbags? I’m unsure how the system works so may be a stupid question


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    As Malcolm suggested. From what I remember, MB quoted around £400 each and the Arnott were around £360 supplied & fitted.
     
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    I think member ‘Conor’ has done the job on his 212 so it would be worth sending him a message (you might not have access yet being a new member) or joining one of his threads there are a couple active at the moment
     
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    This video here gives a good idea what's entailed not that difficult when you're sure it's the airbag(s). This guy has a few videos on his repair and the mistakes he made.
    I used this method but get some gas leak detector (better than soapy water) and squirt it around the system to find the leak, (on the one I did it was coming from around the electrical connector on the bag) or you could end up replacing good air bags.
    Good luck.
     
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    Check out Aerosus as well ....
     
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    Ricky 205

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    Not sure if it the airbags but I will a good look for air leaking any where else if not then I suspect it is the bags
     
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    Ricky 205

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    Thanks for the info
    The gas detector spray is something I never new about. Sounds like a good idea thanks.
     
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    A common leak point is where the pipes go over the rear subframe. They can chafe over time.
     

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