I purchaced a 1997 sl600 with minor frot end damage.All work is done ad now after starting the car,the front suspension stays down.Resivore tank was low so we filled it and still nothing.The rear went way up but the front did nothing. Please help
front suspension on 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600
by HORGMJ in Wareham, MA on February 24, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by overbys on February 25, 2011
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.
COMMENT by dda521 on December 29, 2012
Where is the reservoir located and what fluid does it take to fill it? Our car did not come with any manuals or guides for trouble shooting.
ANSWER by motorcarsinternational on February 28, 2011
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
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