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Warning..."ABC Visit Workshop"...CL500 2000

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Mikesmerc, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Mikesmerc

    Mikesmerc Senior Member

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    Hello all, started my car this morning to let her warm up and defrost, left it at idle for ten mins, when I went to take off the above warning appeared, just as I left my drive way i noticed that the car had risen to its highest setting, couldnt go faster than 30mph as it felt like driving a bouncing castle. Had to pull in a mile down the road, tried pushing the level switch but to no avail. Shut it down and she dropped back down, restarted and warning apperaed that it was too low, pressed the reset and has been driving all day fine so far.
    Any ideas guys?
    thanks
    Mike
     
  2. drmw

    drmw Moderator

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    went through similar with my SL55 - turned out to be the dual pump - was not pushing enough pressure so the valve block decided to lock - took quite a bit of finding (main dealer at that) but new pump cured it.

    Not a cheap repair unfortunately so hopefully it might be something less on yours
     
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    Mic Senior Member

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    Same as that

    Mic
     
  4. Stocker

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    Had similar but just the rear lifted to max "it is very disconcerting" as with yours it leveled out as was then ok, turned out to be a valve block which wasn't closing properly, my indie carried out a " rodeo " and changed the pump filter after doing so found miniscule particules in the old filter. Conclusion was that one or more of these had stopped the block closing as they are electromagnetic cr&p is attracted. Good as gold since.

    HTH
     
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    Mikesmerc

    Mikesmerc Senior Member

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    Thanks guys, has been fine since I posted this, too near xmas to fork out for expensive repairs:(. A filter change wouldnt hurt, might just do that and hope for the best.
    Rgds
    Mike
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I would not worry just now at all, most of these cars can do funny things, never for the fault to return, it had to be a sticky valve somewhere.

    A fluid change would certainly do no harm along with any filter.
     

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