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Old 12-09-2010, 12:05 AM
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1995 mercedes e320 wagon self leveling Accumulators

My new wagon has a pretty firm bounce in the rear supension. Im guessing its the self leveling Accumulators? The prior owner has had them replaced not too long ago. Is there any adjustment to this? How would I go about adjusting it? If I do need the accumulators where is a good place to order them from?

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Old 12-09-2010, 12:44 AM
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are you sure they are shot? if they were just replaced not too long ago, I'd be hesitant to say they were. I mean they can GO bad...
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:01 AM
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Im not positive about there current condition. I just know that the bounce is so firm that you feel everything. I was wondering if there was an ajustment to the sls system but my search skills havent found it yet.
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:37 AM
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If the rear suspension is doing the "bunny hop", you're diaphragms in the spheres have leaked.

No adjustment, just replacement.

It's a fun job....not.

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Old 12-09-2010, 11:40 AM
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Is this brand any good? Corteco/Febi I have no idea if any brands are better than others with these accumulators.


Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:09 PM
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If you're the one doing the replacement, don't get discouraged at access to the fittings (its a bear). PB blaster or Kanokroil before you start, maybe drop an axle or move exhaust. When reinstaling, leave the mounts loose so that you can line up and start the hydraulic fitting threads. A positive attitude helps pass the time while you fiddle with them. I had to walk away from it as they didn't want to start after numerous attempts. All ended well.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:25 PM
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Sounds like a good diy thread opportunity. I've got a bit of a hop, nothing I can't live with. Eventually they all will need replacing I guess.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:28 PM
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X2.

My '87 came apart easily, but getting the small hydraulic lines to start threads, ... took over an hour and a couple of sanity breaks. I should probably have loosened the leveling valve to make it easier (that short one was the big problem).

Also be sure to order the four crush-washers for the banjo fittings on the bottom of the accumulators.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:02 PM
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Hmm... I wasnt really enthused about trying it myself but I might look into it a little more. Most things I would tackle but... im just not sure.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:32 PM
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It's not complicated, just tedious.
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I got a shower of hydraulic fluid when I changed mine. The bleeder was stuck in the height valve. I found removing the passanger side half shaft from the final drive made for easier access.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:04 PM
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I remembered that my mechanic owed me a favor so he said he would change them for me. I wasnt looking forward to a hydrolic fluid shower!
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:05 AM
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I remembered that my mechanic owed me a favor so he said he would change them for me. I wasnt looking forward to a hydrolic fluid shower!

Lucky, lucky, lucky.....

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Old 12-10-2010, 11:33 AM
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I say that my mechanic will be replacing these however if you have any tips or tricks on the removal or installation PLEASE send them my way. Im sure it will help.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:35 PM
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Flush the entire system with new fluid while you're at it. Replace all the fluid with fresh MB fluid. Replace (or just clean) the filter in the reservoir.

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