car sits and driver side strut comes down the car has abc, could someone please help me.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG
Question: front strut
Answer #1JParsons May 14, 2010, 11:30Journeyman
ABC and air-mattic suspension problems, like the one you are experiencing, are common. There are many different causes for these problems. The problem could be caused by anything from a bad shock, leaking line, valve distribution block malfunction, ect.. I recommend having a professional diagnose and repair your issue. In addition, if the suspension does not come up, with the vehicle running, you should have it towed to prevent any further damage.
Answer #2dandd May 14, 2010, 11:39Master
This car has a really complicated central hydraulic suspension system. I have worked on them and they are really complex and the parts are very expensive. You need a Mercedes capable scanner to first track down which part of the suspension system has the problem, then you need to replace part(s). I would go to a good German shop, as central suspension needs a lot of attention on these cars.
Answer #3Visitor, January 08, 2011, 17:46
very common problem on S55's after 80k miles, the valve part can only be purchased from MBZ the cost is $1300, labor to install is $1100, total cost is $2400, a guarantted replacement issue if you have a S55......generally the right/passenger side fails, very unusual for the left valve to fail from wear