This videos covers in detail the removal and replacment of the specialty rear shocks on a 2004 E500. Replacing these shocks are slightly different from removing standard shocks due to the extra electrical connection to the computer. But, it is not all that different and it can be done without requiring any computer reset at the dealer.
The first sign that they need replacing with be visual fluid leaks running down on the lower part of the shock. If neglected you will begin to feel the ride quality get a little stiff and/or boucy, followed by some uneven wear on the rear tire tread.
This video will show you how to replace these shocks yourself and save big $$$. The instructions are specific to the W211 chassis sedan with airmatic suspension. Some of the principles will apply the the station wagon with airmatic but access to the top of the shocks will be different. If you have a non-airmatic W211 some principles will apply. The job will be easier since you will not have the electrical cord to deal with.
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