1996 Marcedes wont move

Asked by Sep 14, 2016 at 11:01 PM about the 1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 280

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1996 Mercedes Will start fine but when I shift
into drive the car will not move when I push the gas
it just acts as if it is in neutral and makes a huge
knocking sound. What could this be?

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Is the knocking from the motor or trans or rear end?

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It's gonna be the prop shaft. At each end (gearbox and differential) is a rubber ring which over time is prone to disintegration and this is where you're problem will be. It's a common problem and a fairly cheap fix. Much less likely and much more expensive could be a failed differential. The chances of the problem actually being the gearbox itself is unlikely given that you described a knocking /banging, my money is definitely on the prop shaft coupling.

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