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"Stop, Car Too Low" - Help

Hello,

The "Stop, Car too Low" message is on in my car. The rear seems at the proper height, but both front fenders are very low, maybe one inch above the tires. So it is not all four corners that are low, but the front.

I've searched the forum and see "relay, air pump and fuse" and "leaks" but am not sure how to trouble shoot this without buying each part and doing trial and error? I don't see any leaks on the floor in my garage.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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It is difficult to detect air leaks on the garage floor. Do you mean you have a gap of one inch from the top of the front tyre to the fender?

Can you make the car raise/lower from the Airmatic raised level button? Can you hear the airmatic pump working (not easy to hear from the cabin if the engine is running).

Can you check the protective bellows of the front struts?

If you can lift the car, you could check the Airmatic pump wiring plus the wiring to the pressure valve. I think someone posted photos to ease you finding the location. The pump anyway is behind the front bumper, at the left, at the bottom of the engine compartment space.
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Hi

I have the same problem with a 2006 cls rear tires. If I park the car for say +10 hours the car goes low from the back (wheel tucked in). When I turn the ignition, it lifts back up.

any tips?
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I have the same problem with a 2006 cls rear tires. If I park the car for say +10 hours the car goes low from the back (wheel tucked in). When I turn the ignition, it lifts back up.

any tips?
That would obviously be a leak. The leak could be from the valves at the struts or the hoses (fitting). You could try with some soap water or like which would allow you to see bubbles coming where the system is leaking.
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I believe the car raised slightly when I pushed the suspension button. Could not hear it working with the engine on, but I saw the fender raise a little bit.

The front fenders are basically almost sitting on the tires (1"-2" of space there). The rear height looks fine.

I guess I plan to drop it off at the dealer for a diagnosis. I found Arnottindustries.com with the cheapest struts ($400 each).

Is the front suspension controlled separately from the rear? I am wondering if one front strut goes bad, does it lower the whole front and not the rear?
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I'm curious as to what you find. Please keep us updated...
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Just take the car to your dealer and have them fix the Airmatic.

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Hello,

The "Stop, Car too Low" message is on in my car. The rear seems at the proper height, but both front fenders are very low, maybe one inch above the tires. So it is not all four corners that are low, but the front.

I've searched the forum and see "relay, air pump and fuse" and "leaks" but am not sure how to trouble shoot this without buying each part and doing trial and error? I don't see any leaks on the floor in my garage.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks,
Todd
I had this a couple of years ago, dealership had to reset the computer, also I had some other issues with my Airmatic however when I changed my auxiliary battery all of the issues with the suspension are gone
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I had this a couple of years ago, dealership had to reset the computer, also I had some other issues with my Airmatic however when I changed my auxiliary battery all of the issues with the suspension are gone
Can you explain how the AUX battery affects Airmatic?

When the AUX battery was bad, did you only face some Airmatic issues or some other issues too?
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Can you explain how the AUX battery affects Airmatic?

When the AUX battery was bad, did you only face some Airmatic issues or some other issues too?
I suspect it could have been a low voltage affecting the sensors in the system, I am only speculating, I did also prior to the battery change have an intermittent brake service warning , it has since gone away..I had the techs go thru the brakes and found nothing wrong when I first had the warnings
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