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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Question: Whats does the ETS light on the dashboard means

 

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irvwon, Queens Village, NY, January 15, 2011, 16:39
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The ETS light is on my dashboard will driving and stays on whats is the ETS and what does it mean and how to repair it ?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 15, 2011, 18:16
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    Owner's manual will explain this.
    Check here http://repairpal.com/automobile-owners-manuals-online or try this link you may be able to down load a free copy of the owner's manual for your vehicle http://www.autousermanual.com/

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    irvwon, January 16, 2011, 07:58
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    I have the manual it doesnt say what this is the question is direct if you dont know the answer why even reply I would have replyied to ur question if I dont know the answer pl's give me the same respect next time Thank you

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    willie12345 January 16, 2011, 02:43
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    ETS is electronic throtle body when it gets dirty will cause surging and stalling cleaning not always a fix replacement expensive depending on car big problem on volvo c 70 needs to have downloads after fitting new or it wont work there is a company who rebuilds them

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    irvwon, January 16, 2011, 07:59
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    So where is the throtle body where it's location on the car

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    willie12345, January 20, 2011, 15:15
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    hi please forgive me i thought we were talking volvo broadway auto body is 100% correct

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    BroadwayAuto from Broadway Auto Body & Repair LLC, January 20, 2011, 09:13
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    Hi, I disagree with willie12345 throttle body answer. ETS stands for Electronic Control System, a diagnostic check is needed to verify which sensor, wiring or module is fault. The ETS is part of your ABS system, they share speed sensors etc. The ETS light will come on when its activated (car slipping while foot on the gas peddle) and the ABS light will turn on when its activated (car slipping while foot on the brake peddle). Question when the ETS light turns on does it stay on or does the light turn off as you’re driving? GL. Ted

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    memechanic, February 14, 2013, 00:14
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    Hi - thanks so much for this advice -- The ETS light and the ABS light remains on all the time....

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    wjlinn, July 04, 2014, 10:25
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    it says on

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    justonebill, August 12, 2014, 08:27
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    Hi Memechanic.
    Can answer this as just had the same problem.
    Rear pads changed and tested all good, then checked front pads, loads of wear!
    Techy forgot to put the top back in brake fluid reservoir, and screw it down, which resulted in brake light coming on and ETS light, and this Godawful beeping like the microwave was about to go nuclear!
    LOL
    Drove back to garage, popped the bonnet and found the reservoir top not secure!
    So check your brake fluid reservoir, and pipes to ensure fluid is OK

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