I have a 2001 S500. the mechanic just replaced my 2 front Airmatic shocks with Pair (2PCS) for Front (Left and Right) Air Suspension Shock Struts With ADS. However the car does not stay up after it is raised. The mechanic says I need to go to the dealer so they can reset the compressor and strut so that they communicate with each other. Any suggestions? 


The mechanic is actually right... if he has done everything properly though.


Before you go to the dealer, make sure that the shocks are properly installed and there are no basic faults with them. If that is okay, you might need to reset the compressor.

If the dealer cannot do something about it, then your Mechanic is not good. He probably did not install them correctly

To be honest... your mechanic is bluffing... I think he needs to get the job done properly. This is a typical way for mechanics to not take responsibility and put the burden on someone else. I would suggest, you go back to your mechanic and tell him that the dealer has reset the compressor etc but it still doesn't work.

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