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

Traction control system (4-ETS)

Functioning of the ETS system provides the increased course stability of the car at any high-speed modes and, besides, prevents pro-slipping of driving wheels at start-off from the place and sharp accelerations on a slippery paving.

Activation of system is made automatically at the movement of the car with speeds from 40 to 80 km/h.

Functioning of ETS is controlled along with a condition of antistrange system (ESP), - activation of a lamp in flashing a special control lamp 4-ETS/ESP warns about dangerous decrease in coefficient of coupling of tires with a paving of the driver (see the Section Combination of Devices, measuring instruments and control lamps and light indicators).

At detection of malfunctions in the traction control system the control lamp 4-ETS is activated (see the Section Combination of Devices, measuring instruments and control lamps and light indicators).

At activation of the LOW RANGE mode for the movement on off road terrain the system 4-ETS is transferred to the specific mode of functioning providing increase in reliability of control of traction effort.

Maximum efficiency of action of ASR in winter season is reached at use of tires of the class M+S (for the movement on dirt and snow).

Use on the leading axis of tires of the different size leads to noticeable decrease in efficiency of return of the traction control system!

At high load of brake mechanisms there is an automatic short-term shutdown of system 4-ETS for the purpose of prevention of an overheat of brakes, - this shutdown is followed by activation of a control lamp.

In case of refusal systems of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS) it is disconnected as well the traction control system.