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Date registered: Jan 2009
Vehicle: R350 C240
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Starting the end of last year, when the weather got cold, the front of my R350 drop to the floor in the morning, not everyday, but every other day almost. It raised up after car was started, then I thought that was a new found feature of Airmatic. Until one day about a month later, It couldn't raise up anymore.
Searched the forum like I used to do, and thought that must be my front structs were leaking, ordered two front struct from Arnott ($1000 for both), and took the car to a local garage. The good people there looked at it, and told me that my Airmatic valve was leaking, the structs were good that they couldn't find any leak. Replaced the valve, car still couldn't get up. Towed it to the MB dealer, was told the compressor went back. Replaced the compressor and relay ($1250 ), drove the car back fine. Waited next morning, the car still hold up, went to return the Arnott structs ( 20% restocking fee charged ). The second morning, the front of the car drop again like what it happened before.
Took the car the MB dealer again, they retested the leak, no leak, no error code, not lowed the two days they had the car.($0) Took it back, well, it drops just like it used to again, one day, it even dropped couple time, in between the time I went into stores to get something.
Again, in the dealer this morning, the leak technician came out to talk to me, and will test it again. The car is parked in the level ground each day. The pattern of the problem I still dont know, it's out of warrenty so I wouldn't want them to replace all but the faulty one ... just too much stress for this problem, as told it is Unusual.