Car will not rise. on 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500

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.

by in Hayward, CA on January 25, 2011
3 answers
ANSWER by on January 25, 2011
You mean when using a jack?
ANSWER by on January 25, 2011
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
ANSWER by on January 25, 2011
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