Date registered: Jul 2019
Vehicle: 2008 GL450
Location: New York
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Right side rear air spring wonít inflate
Greetings! Just joined the forum and thank in advance for all the expert advice.
I have a 2008 GL450 with 50k miles. Recently it is leaning a little with right side low. Looked underneath, surprised to find that lower end of right side rear air spring is not seated in the mounting hole, it is just dangling freely to the side. I am guessing for some reason that air spring was not inflated when the car was on the lift for tire rotations a few month ago, the lower end of air spring might have got lifted out of place, so when car was lowered, the end of air spring just got pushed to the side.
In any case, I removed that air spring, checked it does not leak (hooked up to compressed air, no soap bubbles), installed it back on car again.
Turn the engine on, found that air spring is soft to the touch and doesnít inflate. Compressor appear to work since I can raise and lower front end of car, but back end always stays low. The left rear air spring is hard to the touch but seems just for residual air trapped inside. Fore I sis anything, left side wheel well was about 3-4 inch above the tire, now it stays at about 1 inch for both sides, but there is no warning message on dashboard.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.