Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-07-2003, 10:26 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Milton Keynes, ENGLAND
Posts: 20
Unhappy 230TE (1987) Self-levelling suspension re-set - HELP!

My tech and I are scratching our heads since we carried out a cylinder head re-furb on the big tourer estate. Our handbook doesn't give much help on how we can get the self-levelling system to operate after we had to remove the pump etc. and refit during the head overhaul.
Can anyone give us a direction to go to get the rear dampers to operate now?
Additional information: the back end is down and bouncing like a tractor.
We have refilled the system with the correct fluid - but do we have to bleed it, or re-pressurise somehow? The HAYNES manual doesn't give specifics on this - only how to change the valve, accumulators etc. Someone has suggested that we should either put about 150 kilos (350 lbs) in the load area and run the engine at 3000 RPM - or, disconnect the link arm, push it full up and run to 3000 RPM for a couple of mins, then reconnect - does that sound right??

Last edited by Mercaholic; 10-08-2003 at 04:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-08-2003, 10:13 AM
David-S's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Blackpool/England
Posts: 38
Hello Mercaholic,
Check out "Rear self leveling suspension resolved!!!!! " posted by Alexkor on 08/24/03
David
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-08-2003, 04:54 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Milton Keynes, ENGLAND
Posts: 20
Thumbs up THANKS!

Yeah I checked that out and it looks like that's what I've got to do!

I never would have spotted that 'coz it is for the W201 C230 - and I did all my searching on the E230!
Thanks for steering us there!
__________________
1987 230TE (W124/M102) RH Drive 4-speed auto, 7 seater.
Some days you are the bug; some days you are the windshield
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-12-2003, 06:56 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Milton Keynes, ENGLAND
Posts: 20
FINAL OUTCOME

Having tried all the options - such as moving the lever etc. - (we bought a new link rod) - and yet still couldn't solve the problem I took the auto into Mercedes Benz UK for diagnostics and the report was -

SHOCK ABSORBER FAILURE. So, the system needed depressurising, the shocks changed and then re-pressurising before finally re-setting the ride height.

That's the end of the long hike!!
__________________
1987 230TE (W124/M102) RH Drive 4-speed auto, 7 seater.
Some days you are the bug; some days you are the windshield
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-12-2003, 12:25 PM
David-S's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Blackpool/England
Posts: 38
Cool

Hello Steve,
I'm glad it led to a happy conclusion, Ive still got that part to look forward to, will it work-or will it not!. If it wasn't for these little hiccups life would be borring.

David
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page