Mercedes M-Class W163

since 1997 release

Repair and operation of the car

Mercedes W163
+ Mercedes-Benz cars of a class M (W163)
- Governing bodies and methods of safe operation
   First 1500 km
   + Access, protection
   + Elements of security systems
   + Car equipment, arrangement of devices and governing bodies
   + Comfort
   - Methods of operation and auxiliary systems
      General information
      Running in of the new car
      Features of operation of the cars equipped with the three-functional catalytic converter
      Parking of the car
      Start of motion and gear shifting
      Control systems of the speed (Tempostat/Speedtronic)
      Parktronic (PTS) system
      Amplifier of emergency brake application (BAS)
      System of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS)
      Traction control system (4-ETS)
      Electronic antistrange system (ESP)
      Electronic system of distribution of brake forces (EBV)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating and air conditioner
+ A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Systems of electric equipment of the engine
+ Manual box of gear shifting
+ Automatic transmission
+ Transmission line
+ Brake and auxiliary systems
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

System of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS)

The system of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS) prevents premature blocking of wheels, continuously operating the speed of their rotation during braking due to modulations of pressure of hydraulic liquid in each of brake mechanisms. Activation of system happens automatically at dispersal of the car to speed over 8 km/h.

Rather notable pulsations of a pedal of a foot brake at sharp braking are connected with activation of ABS and should not cause concerns, - continue to squeeze out a pedal.

At activation of the LOW RANGE mode for the movement on off road terrain of ABS it is transferred to a specific mode of functioning in which at delay of the car to speed below 30 km/h periodic blocking of forward wheels for the purpose of reduction of a brake way is made.

Remember that transition of ABS into a specific mode of functioning for the movement on off road terrain can bring to "dives" of slowly moving car, considerably reducing its controllability!