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Marty, Mercedes Technician
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Experience:  Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 35 years experience.
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Customer: Hi Marty, My name is ***** ***** and I recently purchased a 2006 CLS500. I have had the car about 4 months.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: After the car has been setting for a short period of time, turned off, the rear drops to the point I get a warning saying tht the car is too low. This appears to be more predominant in the rear. Sometimes it is both sides, sometimes the rear passange side only, sometimes not at all. When I start the vehicle and wait a short period, the car rauses to normal height and all seems fine.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.

Hi, if the rear is dropping you probably have leakage in the rear air springs. Small leaks in the air bellows will cause the car to lower in the rear when it sits for awhile. You will need to get the rear air springs checked for leakage. Both springs should be replaced at the same time due to the amount of work involved. Mercedes sells remanufactured air springs for $706 each. The labor allowance to replace the rear air springs is 7.5 hours. A leak at the lines or at the suspension valve block is also a possibility but leakage at the rear air springs is the most likely problem.

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Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.

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