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Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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  • !! My air suspension failed on my 2003 Mercedes Benz S500.. What is the easiest way to fix this?!!! HELP!

    I haven't long gotten the car and now more money!! UGH
  • Hello Syndi,

    I have a 2000 Mercedes Benz S500. My suspension failed on me a few months ago. The dealers cost to fix my car was too expensive. I just didnt have thousands of dollars to throw out there. So I started doing some research online on how to fix it. Then I came across Strutmasters.com - they had suspension conversion kits. I gave them a call to see what they could do for me! They told me they could fix my car for 937.00! That price was amazing compared to the dealers.
  • So what did you do Harold. Did you get the conversion kit. How does it work. Hows the ride. Gosh so many questions!!!
  • Well at first I couldn't decide. I looked around many places for other options cause I wanted to make sure the decision I was making wasn't going to cost me more in the Long run. .. But in the end I ordered with Strutmasters.com for the conversion kit they offered for my vehicle. It was 937.00. Its very different though, The conversion kit eliminates the air but your vehicle wont ever have any air problems again. It brings the car back to regular ride height. I must say though best discussion I made because I cant tell no difference in anything. the ride is smooth and excellent!
  • ooh wow. well i definitely will consider strutmasters as one of my options. Thanks for all your help Harold! Very much appreciated.
  • no problem miss. I would recommend them to anyone. I hope you order with Strutmasters, they have some great products at a good value. Also excellend customer service team!
  • I had the same problems with my 2002 Mercedes S500. I got really tired of the air suspension failing on me then deciding it would work when it wanted to. I actually did the same thing, I went to Strutmasters.com and got one of those conversion kit and never have been happier with my product. Highly recommended . I was just happy it came with a Lifetime warranty.
  • i have a 03 Mercedes s500 . and that conversion kit was the best decision ive made. STRUTMASTERS really has a great kit that fixes all your problems. no air problems anymore at all.. Lifetime warranty. you be crazy not to do it.. Dealers are way to expensive.
  • jimmyjhnjimmyjhn Posts: 4
    Hello , I have a 03 Mercedes S430. My car is really special to me and it about killed me today when my rear was down on the ground when i got off work. Im thinking its a air bag or the airline. I just dont know though. Im not a car guy.

    Any suggestions would be great

    Thanks

    Jimmy.
  • ginanealginaneal Posts: 4
    Jimmy,

    The Name is Gina. Sounds like your air suspension was like my Mercedes. I have an 04 Mercedes S500 . My front went out in mine though. This cold weather where i am doesn't help mine. Thought about replacing it til i saw the price. If you do fix your car im telling you just go ahead and do away with the air suspension. Its some kind of piece of work.

    tks.
    Gina
  • jimmyjhnjimmyjhn Posts: 4
    What do you mean go ahead and do away with the air suspension . Dont i have to keep that?
  • ginanealginaneal Posts: 4
    a conversion kit... have you ever heard of one?
  • jimmyjhnjimmyjhn Posts: 4
    no i havent.. ive heard of something called a coil over but not a conversion kit
  • ginanealginaneal Posts: 4
    well basically that what a conversion kit is.. Its a coil over strut assembly that converts the whole vehicle over from the air. Its a lot better i think... the cost was affordable.
  • jimmyjhnjimmyjhn Posts: 4
    okay well thanks for the information. Im calling around now to check on prices to fix my air system.
  • ginanealginaneal Posts: 4
    ok but im telling you..... the prices for your air system is going to be very expensive.. goodluck with that.
  • bootsboybootsboy Posts: 1
    My 07 S550 is a frustration beyond words. It is the LEAST intuitive electronics I've ever seen. I've had 2 BMWs, 2 Lexus 400,430 and 3 Mercedes. Does "intuitive" not exist in the German language?

    The Ipod will make a grown man cry. Layer upon layer of options - push this, turn than, go forward with this, backward with that, press to select, whoops, start all over. Spare me.

    Some of the navigation "stuff" is on the screen nav, other is on the speedometer screen. Why not all Navigation on the nav screen? Like Lexus for example.

    While the world is going touch screen on Iphone, Ipad, MAC, Blackberry, you name it, good ole Merciless goes backward with an UNSAFE ipod instead of safe, intuitive easy to use touch screen.

    Why ruin a good car with UNintuitive UNsafe complicated Multiple Ipod gymnastics?
  • looking at a 2003 mercedes S430, with less than 70K miles. this will be first benz for us, and do not know if it is a good or reliable car. is this a good car overall or are we looking at non-stop repairs?
  • rockypaulrockypaul Posts: 104
    I've had several M-B's and still have our S-430 4-Matic.

    78,000 miles and the only problem has been a steering wheel air bag replacement on my dime.

    Great road car and get 25 mpg consistently.
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