i have a 1997 c 280 and since i had the battery off to recharge the car runs very badly and wont rev very high at all and my abs light on the dash wont go out any ideas please

Asked by Jun 23, 2012 at 06:41 AM about the 1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 280 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Are you sure the battery is fully charged? I would think since you had to recharge it, it is still very weak making it run poorly. How old is it? If it's more than 4-5 years old, time for a new one. The ABS Light is on, probably due to one of your wheel sensors, probably unrelated to the battery.

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Was the car working properly before you sent the battery off for charging? You may have reconnected the battery in the incorrect sequence and damaged the ecu or some sensors. Always connect the positive terminal first then the negative, any other way can cause a short which is a death sentence for these modern cars with all their on board computers and sensors. I would check for blown fuses

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