2003-2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 4MATIC Sedan 4-Wheel Air Suspension Conversion Kit With Light Fix and Camber Bolt Kit (MT14FMCK)
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Convert Your Expensive Factory Air Suspension To A Coil Spring Suspension System. A Permanent Fix That Saves Thousands!Strutmasters 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S-430 4-MATIC And S-500 4-MATIC 4 Wheel AIR Suspension To Passive Coil Spring Conversion Kit is the perfect solution to your suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your entire suspension to use our exclusive Strutmasters struts and coil springs for less than the price of replacing just ONE air strut at the dealer. Even compared to aftermarket air suspension replacement parts, the Strutmasters conversion system is a superior value! This kit also comes with the camber bolts that may be needed to properly align the vehicle after the suspension conversion has been installed. Strutmasters recommends an alignment after any and all suspension repairs.
Conversion Kit Features
- Saves Money
- All New Components
- Rides Great
- More Reliable Than Air Suspensions
- Easy To Install, With No Modifications Required
- Premium American-Made Coil Springs
Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes
- 2 Fully Assembled FRONT Struts With Premium Coil Springs
- 2 Fully Assembled REAR Struts With Premium Coil Springs
- Suspension Warning Light Elimination Module
- Camber Bolt Kit
- Detailed Instructions
- Available Phone Tech Support
This Conversion Kit Fits2003 Mercedes S500 (4MATIC Sedan), 2004 Mercedes S500 (4MATIC Sedan), 2005 Mercedes S500 (4MATIC Sedan), 2006 Mercedes S500 (4MATIC Sedan)
- Fits The W220 Chassis
- Kit Does Not Fit REAR WHEEL DRIVE Models.
- This Kit DOES Include The Light Fix Module (MA1M)
2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S500 (4MATIC Sedan) Air Springs (x4) - commonly referred to as air bags, a plastic and rubber bag that is fitted on top of the strut that uses pressurized air as a cushion instead of a metal coil spring to hold a vehicle off of the ground and off of its wheels. These are the number one cause of all air suspension leaks. All air springs all go bad at about the same rate. If one is leaking, the others will not be far behind. For a proper repair, all of them need to be replaced at the same time 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S500 (4MATIC Sedan) Struts (x4)- a type of shock absorber; has metal tubing filled with gas-charged hydraulic fluid that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of vertical travel on a rough surface which controls the bounciness, and therefore comfort, of a vehicle.; the air spring assembled on top of the strut is commonly referred to as an air strut. 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S500 (4MATIC Sedan) Height Sensors (x4) - a linkage located near each wheel of a vehicle with any electronic suspension that, either mechanically or electronically, constantly measures the height of the vehicle, and reports this information back to the control module so that the computer can identify if changes in height need to be adjusted accordingly. The ride height sensor is a moving part, and like all moving parts, they will eventually wear out. 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S500 (4MATIC Sedan) Compressor Assembly - creates/sends pressurized air to active suspension components. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor/pump starts working harder to try to keep the system inflated. By the time air suspension leaks down completely, sitting the vehicle on its tires, the compressor will either have failed or be well on its way to full failure. Buying replacement struts and taking the time to install them only to find out the compressor still needs to be replaced can be very frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive. 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S500 (4MATIC Sedan) Air Lines- tubes that run from a compressor to the air which carry pressurized air to the air bags in order to adjust the height of the vehicle, respectively. 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S500 (4MATIC Sedan) Solenoids (x4) - usually L-shaped, these plastic components connect the electrical connection and lines of suspension components to the suspension control module on vehicles with active suspension. The solenoid regulates the air pressure for each air bladder. Solenoids start to leak as they wear out causing the vehicle to sag or to lean. This will cause the ride height sensor to send a signal to activate the compressor in an attempt to inflate the air suspension and level out the vehicle. This excessive work load will eventually lead to total failure of the compressor. 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S500 (4MATIC Sedan) Dryer- prevents moisture build-up inside of air suspension parts. 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S500 (4MATIC Sedan) Suspension Control Module- a computer which is responsible for the operations of the air suspension system and maintaining the vehicles correct ride height. 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S500 (4MATIC Sedan) O-rings- Although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the air lines connect. Be sure to replace the O-rings when repairing any air suspension system.
Suspension Failure Signs
There are common signs of a failed or leaking air suspension system that you should be aware of so you can properly diagnose whether the suspension is going bad on your 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz S500 4MATIC sedan. If you let a bad suspension run for too long, total failure will set in and then it‚Äôs too late. The most noticeable sign is a sudden uneven height difference between different sides of the vehicle or drivers will see sagging in the rear while the front is inflated. This is described as squatting and the vehicle looks like it‚Äôs riding on the ground, in extreme cases. A slight lean from one side to the other is also common. If you think your S500 is not reaching or maintaining its appropriate ride height then a bad suspension is the likely culprit. Confirm this by looking for an illuminated suspension warning message or light on the instrument panel. Lastly, listen to the air compressor to see if it is still working. If it has been running too often it will be very loud and noticeably noisy. If any of these symptoms present themselves then you may need your suspension fixed immediately.
OEM Replacement Cost
'+ Front Air strut Assemblies ($1,500/strut) + Rear Air strut Assemblies ($2,000/strut) + Compressor Assembly($380)
Aftermarket Replacement Cost
'+ Front Air strut Assemblies ($400/strut) + Rear Air strut Assemblies ($460/strut) + Compressor Assembly($320) = Over $1,600! (That doesn't include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).