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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500 Question: Car will not rise.

 

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ceholloman, Hayward, CA, January 25, 2011, 15:15
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There is a whole in the pipe which allows the SL500 to rise or lower. Please tell me what I have to do and the name part to be replace.

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    Hal... (see my shops), January 25, 2011, 15:16
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    You mean when using a jack?

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    ZeeTech January 25, 2011, 16:37
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    The air suspension is a system of different parts, like a compressor, air distributor valve, air lines, air boot, damping control actuator, control unit, switch, height sensors, etc..
    Your car needs an air leak check and a computer diagnostic to see what part failed, than repair it accordingly.
    Nobody can tell you which part failed through the internet, since there is many possibilities. I'd suggest to find a good MB independent shop in your area and let them diagnose it for you.

    Zee

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    ccsmog from Contra Costa Smog and Repair, January 25, 2011, 18:10
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    Most common cause would be the air ride strut assembly, we have replaced several, using a spray bottle with soapy water, spray the tops of the strut in question and you will most likely see bubbles coming from a crack which otherwise would not be visible

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