My car wont engage gears even on D.

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Asked by Jul 14, 2012 at 03:51 AM about the 1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 420

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My benz starts well has power, but wont engage gears even when i shifted to drive. The rev counter just goes up.
There is a whistling sound in the gear box. Its automatic transmission.

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Check fluid level in your transmission, it may be low to non-existent or your torque converter is dead.

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Broken half shaft.Between your rear differential and your rear right wheel. Happened to me. Amazing but true!

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