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2003 e500 mercedes driver side airmatic suspension will not raise the car back to normal. Can it be fixed or is to better to install regular struts to avoid this problem in the future.

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  • Kamiar Nov 10, 2008

    My Airmatic Suspension system is not workin anymore and I cannot raise the suspension. Neither of the two positions on Strut button also work? What could be wrong?

    Need help SOS!

  • REESE4 May 21, 2009

    My E500 driverside is to low. Car will not level out. Dashboard indicator says" Car to low. What is causing this? Is this common for this model? Are there any recall for this problem?

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Depends on how you want to spend your money. On multiple car repairs....or the funner things in life. Do a Mercedes E500 Suspension Conversion and do away with those expensive suspension repairs forever! I'd say this falls in the..."looks cool...rides like crap" category.

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The car is too low

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