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#21 Old 01-22-2013, 11:35 PM
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A little more information, this is how the level control valve operates, this is the oblong valve block on top of the compressor;
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Now the codes are incomplete and hard to work out because C Codes should have more figures ie C1517 - 064 is an air leak between compressor and valve body, whereas C1517 - 002 is critical height on rear suspension. So you see the codes are not helping, you need the correct test equipment to pinpoint these codes accurately.

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Thanks, its going to take me awhile to find time to do this. I may try to find a local mechanic instead.
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Thanks, its going to take me awhile to find time to do this. I may try to find a local mechanic instead.
It is a good idea, make sure to find someone who has test equipment that works well with Benz, this will save a lot of time/labour and of course money.

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Take a look at this link, you may find a good local shop listed;

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/reco...-repair-shops/

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Have you heard anything about a recall or extended warranty on the airmatic system?
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Have you heard anything about a recall or extended warranty on the airmatic system?
No neither recall or extended warranty jobs. But the front strut tops may have been covered by normal warranty.

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Let me know if this has anything to do with the front end not rising. On the dash their is a button that is supposed to be engaged when you jack up the car to tow it. The indicator on hat button does not light up. Would that keep the front end from rising? Also, I did have the car towed (on a flat bed truck) and did not use that button.

Also, on the same day the interior fan blower would not shut off even with the car off. Later I removed the blower regulator ( I have a new one but not installed yet) Now I am getting now power back to the battery from the alternator. Not having the blower regulator in place, would that keep power from going back to the battery?
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Let me know if this has anything to do with the front end not rising. On the dash their is a button that is supposed to be engaged when you jack up the car to tow it. The indicator on hat button does not light up. Would that keep the front end from rising? Also, I did have the car towed (on a flat bed truck) and did not use that button.

Also, on the same day the interior fan blower would not shut off even with the car off. Later I removed the blower regulator ( I have a new one but not installed yet) Now I am getting now power back to the battery from the alternator. Not having the blower regulator in place, would that keep power from going back to the battery?
If you are not getting power to the battery from the alternator then the alternator is duff or the wiring has a problem or the regulator on the back of the alternator is bad. The rest of your post has nothing to do with the airmatic problem, but lack of power to the battery does not help.

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Just left the alternator shop. They have fixed the alternator but like you said their is a problem someplace in the wiring. They are tracking it. Also, do you know if their is a conversion kit to replace the airmatic shocks with regular shocks?
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