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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Question: abc light is on! does that mean that the abc pump has to be replaced .

 

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solo6, Rocky Mount, NC, April 19, 2013, 17:34
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is the power steering pump a two pump one part for abc other for power steering

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    April 19, 2013, 20:22
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    are you talking about abs light?

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    solo6, April 19, 2013, 21:27
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    NO ALREADY REPLACED ABS ..NOW ABC LIGHT IS ON DISPLAY TAKE TO SHOP

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    February 05, 2015, 19:39
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    not necassarily, the ABC light indicates there is a problem in the system anything from accumulators not working, to valve body plugged up, or a blown cylinder/strut or even a leaky line.
    while the most common problem is the pump not working properly (making correct pressure)
    it is a situation that needs to be diagnosed with a Mercedes specific computer (Star Diagnostic System)
    that will let you know what the issue is. Alot of this system depends on clean fluid, (specific CHF 11s)
    DO NOT USE ANY OTHER FLUID. Change out the filter in the "oel" reservoir at the front of the drivers side fender. (LHD Cars) then perform a flush, then change out the filter one more time, and youre good to go.
    this skims over the basic stuff. there is alot of pretty technical stuff connected to the Automatic Body Control system. when it works its amazing, when its malfunctioning its terrible!!!
    good luck with repair!

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