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I have a 93 benz 300se. i have a problem with my abs and asr light staying on when i start the car. at first the wheel is easy to turn but then after a while, it becomes stiff. also my car suddenly turns off when i come to a stop. not all the time when i stop but on occasion.

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Thanks for using FixYa. To start with check the Speed Sensor on the front and rear. Usually the issue is with the rear speed sensor which can be replaced easily and will cost you around $25-$40.
There is a sensor at the top of the rear differential for the ABS system. When the ABS sensor on the diff goes bad the Speedo no longer will work, the odometer stops recording mileage and both brake and ABS light comes on. You also loose O/D or "Lock-up" in the torque converter. The sensor is inexpensive and can be changed in about 30 mins. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


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