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Old 06-18-2002, 01:32 PM
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Question 95 C280: ABS Question

I have a question about my 1995 C280's ABS system.

I don't believe that is has 4 (individual) wheel ABS. I came to the conclusion that there is a sensor in each front wheel, and one sensor in the rear differential (axle?) that operates the rear wheels as one.

Thus 3 ABS sensors:
1 in each front wheel = 2
1 in rear drive shaft = 1

Am I correct in my assumption? Is the Mercedes ABS system still like this today? Or does it use 4 wheel ABS on current models?
And I'm assuming this configuration (3 ABS sensors) because the front brakes are more important and vital when braking hard, in addition to steering capability.


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Old 06-18-2002, 07:03 PM
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MB didn't have any 4 wheel ABS systems until 4-matic cars came to the US in 1990. NOW almost all of the traction systems need a 4-wheel system to operate.
The 1995 C280 didn't have 4 sensors unless the car was equipted with ASR.
With 3 sensors the ABS system is more stable for the average driver. However a 4 wheel system is better for a "real" driver!!

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