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    Fault code 5501 Critical Vehicle Level at Rear Axle???

    Up date: The garage has managed to get the pump running when the engine starts but it only runs for about 10 seconds before it cuts out. It doesn't left the car either. He has swapped the senors over but that made no difference. The level sensor seems ok because it reads the height if he...
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    Fault code 5501 Critical Vehicle Level at Rear Axle???

    Cheers pal. My mechanic says he will test the pump off the car.
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    Fault code 5501 Critical Vehicle Level at Rear Axle???

    It's been read on a generic code reader. The pump isn't running. There is a leak somewhere on the system because it's been going down slowly for a while, but it always takes about a week and never as low as it is now. The pump usually just kicks in when I fire up the engine in the morning and...
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    Fault code 5501 Critical Vehicle Level at Rear Axle???

    My car only has air suspension at the rear. It went flat to the floor a couple of days ago and the pump won't kick it. The garage says it had a fault that read Pump Enabled Ready to Work (ignore this fault) and 5501 Critical Vehicle Level at Rear Axle. He cleared both and only the second one...
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    W211 Delphi, Firstline or Lemforder??

    The Delphi ones are £18.18 a side on ebay. The Lemforder are £30 a side. Big difference in cost. Big difference in quality???
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    W211 Delphi, Firstline or Lemforder??

    I need to replace both front track rod ends. Mine get a fare bit of hammer because I live a mile up a very rough farm track. Of the 3 makes mentioned, which would you go for??
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    W211 Rear air suspension failed: what now?

    Fairy and water......I hadn't thought of that. I'll have a look at this when I can get it in my workshop. Cheers.
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    W211 Rear air suspension failed: what now?

    I know I have a leak. It's usually the OSR that sinks after a few days. Apart from the suspension bag, where else might it be leaking from?
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    W211 Rear air suspension failed: what now?

    UPDATE: I left it for an hour or so, then restarted the engine: the rear slowly slowly raised to normal height. There was a bit of a rattling noise this morning on start up when the fault occurred that I now think could have been a frozen pump?? It sounded like it was coming from behind the NS...
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    W211 Rear air suspension failed: what now?

    Thanks. Can this be fixed without STAR?
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    W211 Rear air suspension failed: what now?

    I need your help please guys. The car looked fine as I walked towards it but within 50 yards the red warning "Vehicle too low" came on and the back end is almost on the ground. The car is back home (and so am I) and the rear of the car is on it's bump stops. Does this sound like a suspension...
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    W211 pre or post facelift?

    Interesting that you use the word "laggy". Do you mean it changes quicker or are you referring to the way it pulls away from stationary?
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    W211 pre or post facelift?

    I really enjoy the Elegance interior of my 2004 E270 but I worry about the SCB and my car doesn't have heated seats: so I'm wondering if it would be worth trading up to the facelifted E. Are they better than the Pre facelift cars??
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    W211 E270 with a bit of a whine?

    My autobox ran very low on fluid last month so I had the ATF and filter changed to be on the safe side. I'm now getting a bit paranoid because I'm sure I can hear a slight whine at town speeds. Should I be worried??? The car is on 188k but has a FSH from new.
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    Poor starting on my w203 C220 CDI O3 Plate

    Im a complete novice with these MB diesels but whet you're describing sounds like a preheater problem. Funnily enough (read: not funny at all) my E270 was starting fine until last week. Now it takes a few seconds of turning over before it fires up, first thing in the morning. After that...
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