sl r230 suspension sitting high

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hello,the back end of my sl sits very high and i cannot get it to lower,i do not see any sensors on the shockers so i was wondering if it was possible to adjust manually or if you can lower using star how do you do it,i have a chinese star. .mike
 

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Its sitting high becuase there is an issue with it, what codes are read from ABC module?
 

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There are 2 sensors on the rear suspension and 2 front.

It can be leveled on STAR, the correct height is 70cm from the top of all 4 wheel arches to ground
 

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the car was pulled from the back when recovered from a watery grave and it affected the ride height,i cannot see any of the suspension rods bent,do you think this might be the cause of my rear end grinding noise
 
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Its sitting high becuase there is an issue with it, what codes are read from ABC module?

i will have to have a look ,no faults on star what do i need to look for,regards mike
 

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You can go into STAR and set the ride height if it will, but it could have a broken link or the valve damaged as Colin said
 
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R230 SUSPENSION

HELLO, I FORGOT TO MENTION THE CAR DOES NOT HAVE ABC SO THE RIDE HEIGHT CANNOT BE ALTERED ON STAR,I BELIEVE THE ACT OF PULLING THE CAR FROM THE REAR HAS CAUSED THE SUSP.TO RISE ,ANY SUGGESTIONS ,REGARDS MIKE
 

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Thats a pretty big thing! The wrong springs have been fitted at some point possibly.
 

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Odd this one, the height should be 70cm from the top of all 4 wheels arches to the ground
 
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rear suspension sitting high

hello,still no progress on the height issue ,still thinking that the rear end has been damaged when the car was recovered,does anyone know of a suspension specialist in the north east,regards mike
 

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Have you tried the specialist finder, I do not know any where you are :(

Only the springs affect the height, you have 30 and 40
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hello,the car lifts up when reversing ,as if the handbrake was applied but obviously it is not,it lowers when moving forward but it still does not run at correct height at the rear ,the front axle is ok.regards mike
 

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That sounds pretty bad, are you near wheels in motion? They are very good for anything suspension related.

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It is behaving as though its got ABC
 

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If it hasnt got ABC then surely there is nothing for STAR to check ?
 

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If it hasnt got ABC then surely there is nothing for STAR to check ?

I think something had broken, maybe subframe bushes etc. Need somebody underneath it :)

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Unsurprising if it was dragged backwards from a watery grave !
 

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