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Old 01-04-2000, 08:35 AM
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My 1986 230TE rocks like a horse.
Have drained out the hydraulic fluid ZH-M about 3 litre plus and it still rocks. Is it the shock absorber? There is no leakage whatsoever and i believe the absorber is a bit soft. Please advise. Thanks in advance.

Azudin O Fuad
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Old 01-04-2000, 11:10 AM
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The most common failure of any car w/leveling system is the hydraulic accumulators. They are black round ball-shaped on both sides of the rear axle. Not real expensive, but will take a couple of hours to install. Shocks won't cause this type of problem.
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Old 01-04-2000, 09:31 PM
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Yep, definitely the accumulators are bad. I think they're in the $180/each neighborhood. Hurts the wallet but helps the back.


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