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Old 12-14-2003, 09:04 AM
Renny Lin
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I changed the both hydraulic fluid accumulators this spring time on my 86 190e-16. It has the same system like your TE station wagon. From my reading and experiences from this car, I know that the "accumulator" actually is the shock absorber function. The fluid inside the accumulator push against the diagram onto air cell when wheel bounce up. It is difficult to know when it is out of function. The only thing I noticed are loosing fluid level in the reservoir without any evidence of leaking anywhere,and car contrlol poorly when you make quick turn on wet road. I did pay more than $100 each. The pump is under the hood running all the time to circulate the fluid, and the levelor control how much fuid inside the shock absorber to maintain the car level. I hope this basics help you understand better.
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