transmission wont shift out of drive. shifter moves but wont shift

Asked by Nov 03, 2015 at 04:47 PM about the 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 230 Supercharged Sedan

Question type: General

i pulled up to a drive through at a cvs pharmacy. and when i put the car in
park. it stayed in drive. so park rev nut and drive are all in drive. Has anyone
had this problem and know what it needs? ty

8 Answers

i drove the car home and shut it off. now it wont start and also wont shift out of park even with my foot on the brake.

55

Check the metal linkage from the shifter assembly to the transmission from under the vehicle. the linkage is held by a single rubber grommet from both ends and usually break over the years from wear and tear! that is your first step

210

Definitely a linkage issue. Have someone remove the steering column to check that the shift cable hasn't come loose from the shifter and then, look underneath the driver's side dash, before going underneath the car.

ill look at the linkage. its a auto on the floor. ty

55

When you step on the brake pedal you should feel a clicking on the shifter when you have your hand the shifter. this means it is releasing the safety cable in order to get the gear out of park. if this happens then check the stop lamp switch which is located behind the brake pedal, the switch sends electronical message to release the cable via EIS ( electrical ignition switch) which is where your key is inserted to. If new stop lamp switch does not fix it, you must have a Certified Mercedes Benz technician diagnose the problem, possible causes are either the shifter assembly or the EIS

55

Its best to start looking at the linkage first. I'm a master certified Mercedes technician, and that is where I will start first

Best Answer

ty raghiari . i will check into that. it was great then just wouldnt shift out of drive. so linkage will be the first thing i check. ty

55

Hey Tim, hat is the latest on your car, did you check it out

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

C-Class

Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 25,479 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Search Mercedes-Benz C-Class Questions

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Experts

#1 Lorne Grandison
Lorne Grandison
Reputation 4,880
#2 PPC123
PPC123
Reputation 3,380
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 2,440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
359 Great Deals out of 19,354 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
943 Great Deals out of 30,262 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
141 Great Deals out of 6,604 listings starting at $2,990
Used BMW 5 Series
469 Great Deals out of 15,437 listings starting at $500
Used Audi A4
291 Great Deals out of 10,504 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW M3
50 Great Deals out of 1,361 listings starting at $3,800
Used Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
28 Great Deals out of 587 listings starting at $2,800
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
171 Great Deals out of 5,235 listings starting at $2,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
242 Great Deals out of 31,193 listings starting at $369
Used Honda Accord
946 Great Deals out of 77,735 listings starting at $899
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
28 Great Deals out of 1,237 listings starting at $2,150

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 12,596 listings starting at $29,977
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
50 Great Deals out of 1,716 listings starting at $24,650
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 1,466 listings starting at $18,977
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 2,130 listings starting at $11,995
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,580 listings starting at $12,599

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.