Maybe anyone can recommend a repair shop in Danbury CT ?
Unfortunately they are pretty far from my home.Have you looked in our Recommended Repair Shops - Mercedes-Benz Forum section?
There are a few shops in that part of CT listed.
Yes, I called, but they have no cores available so I have to send mine. Also how bad it is to drive it for 100 miles back home. Shock is completely collapsed, but when engine is turned on it goes up. I do not want to have the pump overworked, and eventually killed. ( current one is 1 year old , paid 600 for replacement )The 4Matic strut units are not showing "out of stock" on RMT's website, so a call to confirm from the OP might be a good idea.
Thanks for the clarification in advance that supposed to be my next question. I would try the faulty one first.The air struts can be tricky. I have had one hold for a couple of weeks and then time next time it would collapse over night. The positive thing for you is that the fronts do not have to be replaced in pairs, so you can replace the offending side now and deal with the other side later. The fronts on mine failed in the 70-80K mile range, so you have had a good run...
Thanks for the clarification, in this case, I will probably won't do it alone since I have no access to Start Computer. At this point don't even know of is worth repairing because the quote I got was 1800. I won't be able to use the $379 deal from RMT.The axle does have to come out. You will need a need new axle bolt as the bolt is a stretch bolt and can not be reused.
Basically the caliper, rotor, and axle have to come off the car. You will have to seperate a couple of joints on the knuckle.
Then all of the connectors. There are plenty of them. Take a picture before undoing them and even lable them if needed.
SBC must be deactivated. Also to set the car level after the repair using the MB Star computer is the best way to go.
Doing the job on a lift makes it a lot easier, but it can be done on the ground with jack stands.