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Air matic front driver side drops & rear lifts when parked ( Then sorta levels out wh

I have a 2006 CLS with 87,000 miles. Overnight the front driver side dropped all the way down while the rear passenger side lifted to the max level.. when starting the car a RED alert comes on and says: (STOP car too low) then the front end raises up and the rear end lowers and when parking the car leans to one side.. it doesn't drop immediately after parking , usually takes a few hours or so !
I recently had to change the passenger side front tire after hitting a bad pot hole, but I do not think it would effect the driver side where I'm having the issue. Can someone PLEASE advise me a step by step troubleshooting process. I'm new to this forum, and this is my first Mercedes. I love my car and I don't mind getting under the hood & getting my hands dirty type of girl! Thank you in advance for taking the time to read and/ or respond
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I'm very surprised that none of the more knowledgeable folks have not jumped in to help you!
Personally I am a little confused as to why the R rear would extend up while the L front goes down, does the front being low just make it appear that the R rear is up high?
I would have the people that put the new tire on check your air hoses at the shocks and at the air pump if you can find it. One may have come loose or cracked.
I too have a 2006 with a little more miles than yours. Late last year my left side dropped, I had to have her towed to my mechanic, I ordered used refabricated shocks for both front. Much cheaper but top quality name brand. My regular mechanic put them on for me for $175. No problems since.
I advise do not replace the air shocks with regular shocks, you will loose the quality of having air shocks!
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Same thing just happened to me. I needed to replace a strut. It was 1100.00. I guess they wear out over time and eventually all need to be replaced.
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