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OK, I will go downstairs now and take some pics with my cell phone. give me 30 min please
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take a picture of the engine bay too. The hydraulic res is right next to windshield washer res.
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Shoot I didn't see your message about the engine bay. But here are the shocks as best as I could lay under the car
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Those do look like hydraulic right? I can see the hose at the top. So then the mechanic was going to screw me by ordering these standard shocks and charging my $750 to install which would do nothing. right? "Mercedes Shock Absorber Rear (E320 CLS500 CLS63) - Bilstein 24-105927"
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If the fluid in the hydraulic res were low would that cause the rear to sag? Also, wouldn't I get an error message on the dash? I
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Yes, if the fluid was low it'd cause sagging. Now, if it is indeed low, then you need to find out where the fluid is going. Is there a leak? Is one of the accumulators bad?

I don't think W210 has a light on the dash about the rear being too low, but I could be wrong.

Also: you have hydraulic struts. You have springs and struts. Right now you have no fluid, or a hydraulic leak somewhere, so the car is resting on the springs.... which really isn't designed to handle the weight of the car. It's meant to supplement the strut.
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To add to what Dpl said, look for different mechanic.
Check for deteriorated hose around the pump on engine. Is your PS working well?


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Yes, if the fluid was low it'd cause sagging. Now, if it is indeed low, then you need to find out where the fluid is going. Is there a leak? Is one of the accumulators bad?

I don't think W210 has a light on the dash about the rear being too low, but I could be wrong.

Also: you have hydraulic struts. You have springs and struts. Right now you have no fluid, or a hydraulic leak somewhere, so the car is resting on the springs.... which really isn't designed to handle the weight of the car. It's meant to supplement the strut.
No, I just checked. the fluid is right at the Max level. So its not low. Now what to do?
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In general, with the sagging rear, what generally needs to be done? do the hydraulic shocks need replacing or is it the whole system? this is frustrating. I am glad I found this out tonight, I was supposed to bring the car to that mechanic tomorrow \
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Interesting, if the hydraulic fluid is at max, and there is no leak, then it does sound like the level sensor/valve level in the back is shot.

Try this....turn off the car, have a couple people sit in the back seat so the rear end sags...then start the car. The car should rise up to the proper level.

If it doesn't -- and there is no leak -- then it does point to a bad level valve.

Also, I second Kajtek -- is your power steering working?
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