suspention leak driver rear and it rides like a boat bottoming out

Asked by Dec 24, 2014 at 02:04 PM about the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 4 Dr 560SEL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

fluid leak driver rear, car bottoms out, very bouncy,

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struts worn out

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The rear suspension of the 560SEL has a hydraulic fluid setup and requires servicing by Mercedes or a mechanic willing to deal with it - most won't touch it. Over time the system goes bad and the symptom is first a hard ride - then the back of the car starts getting sitting lower and lower....and to answer your next question, no - you can't replace with standard shocks.

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