Date registered: Aug 2016
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Airmatic Complete Failure - s430 2001
Hopefully I am not overwriting a thread, but I have looked for a good 20 min and not found anything similar to my issue.
I recently successfully replaced the front 2 airmatic shocks on my s430 as they had trouble holding air for any amount of prolonged time. The installation was generally smooth and I was pleased with the results. For about 3 weeks I had no problems, then one night I came out to find that my rear shock was fully down. It raised back up and I was able to get home. I figure I needed to do the rear shocks as well just didn't expect it so soon.
My question comes from today. This morning I walked out and all 4 struts were completely down. I can not figure out any explanation for this, unless I had all 4 shocks fail at the same time. From my understanding each of the struts are independent of each other in the way that they are filled up, is this correct?
Has anyone seen this before? I am sad to see this car be such a pain as I have had such good luck with my previous Mercedes.