Post repair stress disorder

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PeterQ
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Post repair stress disorder

Post by PeterQ » Thu 28 Apr, 2016 9:17 am

Just replaced the RH front airmatic strut. All OK, biggest difficulty was getting the upper ball joint to separate. Disconnected the battery while working on it. Now its telling me ESP, BAS, and Airmatic need me to go to the workshop. Is this just a reset I need, or might I have dislodged any wires in there? I obviously had to disconnect the wire from the strut but that's back in place, apparently OK. All has otherwise worked as hoped/planned - the car has not done it's low rider impression for four mornings now, whereas it used to drop at the front every night.
Need to get these warnings fixed though.
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Tony From West Oz
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Re: Post repair stress disorder

Post by Tony From West Oz » Thu 28 Apr, 2016 8:11 pm

It is possible you may have dislodged a wheel speed sensor.
Some fault codes are spurious and will disappear after the car is driven a few times, others need to be reset, sometimes they prevent normal operation also (eg. limp home mode)
Drive the car a couple of times and see what happens.
In the meantime search out a good local independent Mercedes mechanic who can hook the car up to the diagnostics computer and read / reset the codes.

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Tony
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PeterQ
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Re: Post repair stress disorder

Post by PeterQ » Fri 29 Apr, 2016 9:44 pm

Thanks Tony. I plan to hook up my Autoaid diagnostic thingy tomorrow to see what it says, but I will first take a look behind the wheel at the sensor connections.
2003 CLK500 convertible, latest successor to:
2006 W164 ML350 - 1999 S430L - Audi A6 C5 V8
Holden Crewman Cross 6 - Ford Territory - Holden Commodore VZ 6 speed Ute
Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 - Ssangyong Musso 3.2 - Mercedes 450SLC
and a litany of others...

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PeterQ
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Model you own: w116
Region: Western Australia
Location: Bridgetown

Re: Post repair stress disorder

Post by PeterQ » Sun 15 May, 2016 3:39 pm

The plugs up in the wheel well looked like they were fine but were not pushed home. It still took a few starts and runs to clear. Finally put in a new battery - my diagnostic had been unable to reset due to low voltage - and it then cleared and stayed clear.
Meanwhile, the low rider look is gone.
2003 CLK500 convertible, latest successor to:
2006 W164 ML350 - 1999 S430L - Audi A6 C5 V8
Holden Crewman Cross 6 - Ford Territory - Holden Commodore VZ 6 speed Ute
Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 - Ssangyong Musso 3.2 - Mercedes 450SLC
and a litany of others...

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