Neon, 2000-2005

Description & Operation


This section covers the physical and operational descriptions, and the on-car service procedures for the Mark 20e Antilock Brake System (ABS). It is the only antilock brake system available on this vehicle.

All vehicles equipped with ABS use electronic variable brake proportioning (EVBP) to balance front-to-rear braking when the brakes are applied in the partial braking range.

This system shares most base brake hardware used on vehicles without ABS. A vehicle equipped with ABS, however, uses a different master cylinder and brake tubes. Also included in the ABS system is an Integrated Control Unit (ICU) and four wheel speed sensors. These components are described in detail in this section. All vehicles with ABS come standard with four-wheel-disc brakes.

The antilock brake system prevents wheel lockup under braking conditions on virtually any type of road surface. Antilock braking is desirable because a vehicle that is stopped without locking the wheels retains directional stability and some steering capability. This allows the driver to retain greater control of the vehicle during braking.