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Started by Kimb, 22 May 2014, 06:35 PM


Hi I am looking for a test procedure to test the hydro suspension in a newly purchased 116 036 6.9.chassis 1741.
The suspension rises after about 40 seconds of running, however the rear drops quickly after the engine is switched off.
Is there a manual or set of tests for the various components?

TJ 450

Have a look in the service manual library on this website. I'm fairly certain the procedures are outlined in the Chassis & Body manual for the 450SEL. There is also a separate hydro suspension manual, too, although I only have it in hard copy.

1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500


Thanks Tim, Will have another more through look at the online manuals, did not see the hydro section in the manuals I looked at. They all appeared to refer to the standard suspension.


sounds like there is a leak somewhere. on a clean floor, can you see any fluid spotting on the ground after the car has stood there for a day or so?
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