Date registered: Nov 2012
Vehicle: 1997 S500 Coupe & 1994 S500 Coupe
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First off, I think you need to find a new mechanic, he's charging you through your nose without him diagnosing correctly, he's just going for a hit and miss method. The rear shocks should be fine, the accumulators and mounts are fine. The valve MAY be a problem, but very easy way to check it. When on a lifted platform where the wheels are down, adjust the valve and see if it moves up and down, if it moves up and down, it's working fine. Or, you could sit in the trunk and see if it sags or compensates for your weight, if it does, it's fine. You might have air bubbles in the valve/system so just move the valve up and down a couple of cycles to have the car go up and down to get rid of them. The PUMP is FINEEEEE because it's the same pump for power steering, power steering pump is what pushes the hydraulic fluid to the shocks and accumulators.
The possible issue may be the nutorious subframe mounts. Rich.Organic replaced everything in the suspension and the subframe mounts ended up being the issue.
And like Brett San Diego asked, do you have ADS?
Last edited by Perkunas; 02-14-2013 at 05:48 PM.