Is your Mercedes-Benz higher/lower on one side due to a faulty air suspension level sensor? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the Air Ride Height Level sensor on your Mercedes-Benz. This guide provides instructions on replacing the rear air suspension level sensor on a Mercedes-Benz R-Class or GL-Class.
- Vehicle height is lower or higher on one side.
What you will need
Mercedes-Benz Air Suspension Level Sensor
- Mercedes-Benz Air Suspension Level Sensor
- Carjack stand
- 10mm combination wrench
- Park the vehicle on level ground. Put the transmission in the park and set the parking brake.
- Check which side of the car is lower or higher by setting the suspension to the highest level.
- Once it is confirmed which side is malfunctioning, loosen the lug nuts for that wheel.
- Lift the car to the extent that you have access to go underneath.
- Support the car with a car stand.
- Disconnect the sensor’s link to the lower suspension arm by removing the 10mm nut.
- Disconnect the level sensor’s electrical connector by pressing the tab on the terminal and pulling it out.
- Remove the level sensor by loosening the 10mm nut. You may use the 10mm combination wrench to achieve this.
- Reposition the new level sensor by installing and fastening the 10mm retaining bolt.
- Reconnect the lower suspension link by re-installing the 10mm nut.
- Reconnect the electrical connector.
- After replacing the sensor, perform calibration by changing the suspension level to its lowest position, then waiting for 2 minutes and bringing it to its highest position.
Fault Code appears after replacing the Height Level Sensor.
If the fault code appears after you replace the air ride height level sensor, you can use the YOUCANIC Full System Scanner to read and clear the fault code. This powerful device can read and clear fault codes from all the systems, perform bi-directional tests, maintenance and repair resets, and many more professional-grade functions that can help you determine the cause of the problem in your Mercedes Benz.
Can I drive a Mercedes-Benz with a defective suspension level sensor?
It is not recommended to drive any vehicle with a faulty suspension level sensor because it may affect the vehicle’s stability control and lead to accidents.
We hope you find the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class R-class Air Ride Height Level Sensor Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz,
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