1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Q&A
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Question: front suspension
you have hydropneumatic suspension that is electronically controlled. it is very user unfriendly to diagnose, even if you had the MB software and MB's work shop system. you really need to find a reputable MB specialty shop to check this out. - overbys
this vehicle uses ride height sensors and a control unit for suspension,if sensors are not calibrated correctly susp will not rise,this is a very complex system wich should be serviced by a mercededs specialist - motorcarsinternational
Some models have tandem hydraulic pumps—one section for power steering and the other for suspension adjustment. These pumps are prone to leakage from either section.
Front thrust arm and control arm bushings can crack and sometimes tear completely. If this is not repaired quickly, damage to the front subframe unit will occur, which is very expensive to repair. ...
Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the lower control arm bushings cracking, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point. Ball joints can also wear out prematurely, c...
The lower control arm bushings can wear and crack, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point, leading to irregular and premature tire wear. Worn Ball joints can also cause similar...