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Old 03-06-2007, 12:24 PM
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If rear doesn't rise with loaded cargo, then one or combination of: [1] Leaking "fill" hose located under the resevour (most likely & cheepest thing to fix), [2] Leak in any of the lines or fittings, [3] Leaking accumulator(s) (very likely $200 for 2), [4] Bad pump (PS & Self leveling in one), [5] Bad controller.

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thats a great list.

lets see. I have brand new accumulators, and the pump seems to be working (but I wanna pressure test for sure). so that knocks off [3] and [4]. [5] is a "new" used part so thats and unknown for me but as I understand it thats the last thing to fail. Which pretty much leaves me with "leaks" in the system. I suppose I ought to verify that there are no leaks before I pressure test because if there are then that'll be skewed. everything seems really dry around the valve body. so all thats left is the connections at the accumulators and then up front at the tank and I guess the PS pump.

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Old 03-06-2007, 12:59 PM
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To best of my knowledge the only non steel line is the hi pressure hose under the resevour.

I've read that some people unbolt the controller to allow a little extra wiggle room when changing the accumulators. I had my inde maniac do mine because I didn't have the strength to loosen the banjo bolt feed to accumulator.

Also be very careful with reattaching lines into controller. I read that they are very easy to strip.

Once the weather warms up we should do a measure survey. "What's the distance from Star [axel] center to fender lip, left & right, front and back."

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Old 03-06-2007, 02:22 PM
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Once the weather warms up we should do a measure survey. "What's the distance from Star [axel] center to fender lip, left & right, front and back."
yeh i second that motion
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:31 PM
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well if you noticed, my valve body is a "new used part"...guess why.....I friggin stripped the original when reassembling after changing my accumulators. those oil fittings are a pain in the butt. and like I said I think they are some crazy size that regular metric sizes dont fit which didnt help.

I was just messing with the car now. Looked at the line coming out of the reservoir. you're right that its the only non-steel line. its all dry. I took out the filter and noticed it had a lot of sludge. So I cleaned it...hoping something that simple was to blame. 300 lbs later no luck.

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Old 03-07-2007, 03:12 AM
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If the fluid is old or very dark, try replacing it. Flush with the Mercedes fluid.

Did this with the '95 wagon and the rear seemed better afterwards.

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