CL500 shock absorber sensors seized

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by Romeo4, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Romeo4

    Romeo4 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    indy advises that sensors on all four shocks are seized and not functioning.

    He normally replaces as it is quicker but I have the time and patience to remove and free off if possible.

    Any advice from someone who has done this before?

    Update cos of speling mistaces!
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2018
  2. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis MB Club Veteran

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    Never done this but just curious, what were your symptoms?
    Seems unfortunate that all 4 should be seized!
     
  3. m2287

    m2287 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If it’s the ride height sensors then just loosen them off and spray liberal amounts of librication on them (I have done this before due to an intermittent white ABC message due to a sticking sensor)
     
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    Romeo4

    Romeo4 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks M2287, no warning on dash, had a quick look and did not know if it was worth the time to remove them from the car rather than spray them with release agent, I do not like WD40.


    Thanks for response whitenemesis, Car has only done 70k and been laid up for a few years so lack of use is probable reason for sticking.
     
  5. m2287

    m2287 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If they were sticking you would get an error on your dash and your ride would be all over the place, the ABC system uses the values from those sensors to determine the ride height.
     

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